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HDD prices to stay the same till 2014

Article says deals with computer manufacturers are to blame.

Also states that supply issues should be fixed by Q3 2012. I was more concerned about this than the prices. Having a restriction of 1 or 2 per order, per day, was a pain in the butt a few times this past 6 months.
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prices have already dropped a little.

I have a feeling the prices will never be what they used to.
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prices have already dropped a little.

I have a feeling the prices will never be what they used to.
Agreed, I was surprised when I looked on newegg and saw prices were a little lower today than the last time I looked.
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I priced a 500 GB WD desktop drive from Amazon on Monday and Tuesday morning the identical item was $5 cheaper. They have come down about 20% in the last few weeks to a month. I mark my parts up and the high prices have really made that harder.

Also, I had a brand new 500 GB drive I took out of the box and dropped it and it hit hard and rolled all the way across the floor. I fired it up....click click click. Last week I pulled a 320 GB laptop drive off the shelf and put it in a laptop, loaded Win 7, rebooted and it froze. It acted really strange and I suspected it might be a bad HD. I ran a couple tests and sure enough....it failed. I don't know where I bought it or when, so I ate that one too. Pretty costly at the current prices.
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I live in western australia, when the floods hit thailand, th cost for HDD shoot up dramaticly. I bought a 2TB HDD a month before for $70, afterwards the same drive was $300. It has now just returned to somewhere around the pre-flood prices. Hopefully nothing else disrupts the pricing anytime soon.
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I'm not sure about newegg or anywhere else, but ASI is selling 500GB WD drives for $68.86 this morning and has been about that price for a few weeks. That's down from a high of $130 - $140.
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With the price of memory falling to stupidly low levels the prices of hard drives have to fall. By the end of the year I reckon a 320GB SSD will be less than 100 at the current rates.

The price of the Samsung 160GB SATA 2.5" has fallen to 34 now retail in the UK, ok its still a long way of the pre flood days when 500GB ones were that price but it is a step in the right direction.
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