Portable Hard Drive price hike

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AFPoster, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Anyone else notice that portable hard drives have almost doubled in price? In Sept 2011 I bought a 1tb WD port hard drive usb 3.0 for 99$ (no sale) and the same in Jan 2012. Now they're almost $200.

    I know hard drive supplies are tightening but dang this sucks.
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Half of the reason is tightening supplies/supply and demand, the other half in undoubtably corporate greed over a natural disaster. This is my personal opinion and I have no proof. But it's big business, chances are, I'm somewhat right.
     
  3. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    mostly the WD's from what I've seen. The seagate's are close enough now that it's a wash. Still, while the 2.5 goflex is fine, the 3.5 has tons of issues and is almost worth paying more for the WD greens if they actually work better
     

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