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    Default HDD Crisis Was Fake

    Seagate and Western Digital Post Big Profits

    Hard drive manufacturers Seagate Technology and Western Digital have reported great financial results after such a prolonged hard disk drive “crisis.”

    There was always talk about the fact that hard disk drives are so cheap, that the profitability of the manufacturers is getting low enough to limit the R&D investments they would otherwise make.

    Many industry insiders were talking about overstocking and lowering profits. The situation was bleak.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/HDD-C...s-266676.shtml

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    Default Re: HDD Crisis Was Fake

    Doesn't surprise me. Same thing happend when Katrina hit. Foam suppliers were located near the hurricaine and they looked for a reason to get a price increase.
    Last edited by Drdeath; 30-04-2012 at 17:30.

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    Default Re: HDD Crisis Was Fake

    They didn't get me with their outragous prices.
    I had been buying extra drives and stocking them simply because of how flippin' cheap they were at the time.
    I bought a lot of them and had quite a pile of them here.
    I haven't bought a HDD for a long long time and I don't intend to either.
    I'm just glad that SSD prices are coming down.

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    Default Re: HDD Crisis Was Fake

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    They didn't get me with their outragous prices.
    I had been buying extra drives and stocking them simply because of how flippin' cheap they were at the time.
    I bought a lot of them and had quite a pile of them here.
    I haven't bought a HDD for a long long time and I don't intend to either.
    I'm just glad that SSD prices are coming down.
    Same here.... I think the last HD that I bought was before the supposed flood....
    2TB for like $80 bucks... I still have like 5 HD laying around that I have not used..

    SSD's have been the only drives I have been buying in the last yr or so..

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    Default Re: HDD Crisis Was Fake

    I'd still like to buy one of the new 5 platter 4TB drives that were recently released.

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