Hard Drive prices nearly doubled?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sharky II, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

    Sharky II

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    Hi

    In the UK, I am sure you could get a fast, large capacity 7200rpm drive for really cheap - like £70. I'm pretty sure this is how much I paid for my Samsung f1 750gb, and bother my Samsung f3 1tbs.

    Now a Samsung f3 1tb is £140 and the new Samsung F4 2tb is like £190!

    What's happened?

    I'm looking on ebuyer but I've trier other sites too. And it's not just Samsung either.

    Cheers...
     
  2. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    The flooding in Thailand!!!
    There is more demand as there is supply at the moment. So prices go up
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the flood is why.

    Last April I picked up a WD scorpio black 750 gb 7200 rpm drive for my MBP from Amazon for only $109 - Now it's over $200 at the same site!! My WD 2TB Caviar Green was about $99 last December and is now it's about $145.

    If you don't need it now then wait.

    As a side note the prices for RAM seem to be dropping every week.
     
  4. Sharky II thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sharky II

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    Thanks guys

    Vantage Point - i have a 2008 Mac Pro with FBDimms so ram prices are getting worse and worse for me :rolleyes::)
     
  5. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    well max out (or as much as you want) as soon as possible :D
     

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