I was just wondering why all of a sudden hard drive prices have increased by so much. Back in August I was able to put in a WD Caviar Black 750GB SATA 6 hard drive for only $50 now it costs over $100 for any drive over 500 GB. On a 1TB WD Caviar Black SATA 6 the price jumped for $90 to $220. It seems crazy that anyone would buy the drives for these prices. What happened to the market?
Well, yeah they are going up in price dramatically, but did you ever try to buy a drive 10 years ago if you think they are high now? Makes getting an SSD a little more attractive.
There was a huge flood in Thailand that is putting a kink in the supply and demand chain. They make a lot of either the parts or complete hdd's in that country. Just like the Snuname put a slow down on the Manufacturing processes in Japan.
That is a significant difference. My buddy decided he wanted to start building and I was shocked. I think, unfortunately for the manufacturers, that most people should hold off buying until prices return to normal.
I was considering a 3rd build my own computer and now I won't even consider it until next year. Maybe the FX processors will actually be somewhat good by then. Thanks for the info Izone.