thank god someone else noticed this. I thought I was insane last night. haha. Just bought a computer with a seagate 1tb 7200rpm 6gb/s drive for $54. It is now $140. I was extremely confused! Thanks for ensuring my stable mental health
This will definitely raise demand for SSD's, and therefore prices as well. Anyone on the fence of buying an SSD vs. hard drive will almost certainly go SSD now given the increased price of hard drives relative to SSD's. The price will eventually respond to the increase in demand.
Really crappy time to be planning a new build, especially one that was going to have a pretty extensive storage system.