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Shortage of Hard Drives Prices UP! - Beer40oz - 2011-10-24 20:19
Have you guys noticed that all Hard Drives are up in price?
Like the Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS used to be about $79.00
now its $120.00
and wow the caviar black 2tb used to be $150 and now $209.00
Good thing I don't need any storage for a while...
- eskro - 2011-10-24 20:22
yeah they went up a bit..
$89 shipped WD green
- Kirky99 - 2011-10-24 22:35
Yep, I'm happy I just finished off my file server. Was waiting on two more 2TB disks for the array and got them about two weeks before the flooding. I'm done for a bit, lets just hope I don't have a failure. Although for one drive, it wouldn't be so bad.
I haven't seen a [DEAL] on a hard drive since the announcement.
- Headcase_Fargon - 2011-10-24 22:42
I recently bought a couple Hitachi 3TB drives for $110 on sale from Newegg. Same drives are $210 on the same site today.
It's sounding like it'll get worse before it gets better too. Western Digital is talking two months of zero production then another four to six months of ramping back up. Nevermind the parts suppliers...
- jackh - 2011-10-24 23:00
Beer40oz Wrote:Have you guys noticed that all Hard Drives are up in price?
Yes, I noticed! The WD20EARS was $75 for a long time at Memory Express and now it's $100 there. Still better than $120 though
- CpTHOOK - 2011-10-24 23:23
LOl....wanna see something really ridiculous.. Here.. So what if they are already pre-cleared and burned in.. Trying times for large server owners with multiple drive capacities!!
I almost Sh*t my pants when I saw this!!! had to start a thread on LT forum to ask for an explaination!!
- bonelifer - 2011-10-24 23:25
WD prices are going up due to flooding in Thailand where their manufacturing plants are. Depending on further flooding WD said it could be as long as 5-8 months to bring their plants back online. Seems a lot of HD manufacturers have part or all of their plants based in Thailand.
Good article on it: http://www.infoworld.com/t/hard-drives/the-impending-hard-drive-shortage-and-possible-price-hikes-176453
- WhiteLighter - 2011-10-24 23:43
I was just planning to build a dedicated HTPC and expand my media server
- eskro - 2011-10-24 23:51
bonelifer Wrote:WD prices are going up due to flooding in Thailand where their manufacturing plants are
- Beer40oz - 2011-10-25 05:34
CpTHOOK Wrote:LOl....wanna see something really ridiculous.. Here.. So what if they are already pre-cleared and burned in.. Trying times for large server owners with multiple drive capacities!!
Pretty pricey... what is that link you started?