Anyone know? Over here in Australia a 4TB is $635 AUD for the Hitachi ultrastar and around $400 for the model below it. Still, anyone know what is taking so long for stock to appear and prices to drop especially compared to the 3TB models?
There are still worldwide shortages from last year's flooding in Thailand. Also the latest and greatest always costs more. I would only expect prices to come down on drives that large a little bit at a time.
Hitachi is the only company to currently have a 4TB drive. The one you are looking at is the only model available on the market so if it is selling for a premium where you are, there is a reason for that.
If you want a cheaper price you will have to drop down to a 3TB model where there is actually some decent competition.