Portable Hard Drive price hike

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

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    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


    Jun 13, 2007
    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

    Oct 8, 2009
  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    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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