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Offline Data Topic starter
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OMG, hard drives have tripled in price, they are now almost the same price as SSD’s.

Check out this little 80GB HDD, today the price is £65  Shocked

http://www.ebuyer.com/182432-wd-caviar-blue-wd800aajb-80gb-hard-drive-ide-7200rpm-8mb-cache-wd800aajb
Posted November 22, 2011, 14:18:38 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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WOw - I think my 1TB drive cost me about that  Shocked
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Offline DaveMorton
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Well, you gotta know that buying replacement parts for antiques and museum pieces is bound to cost more than the "modern" stuff. Tongue That same drive in SATA 2 probably only costs 12 Shillings now, right? Cheesy
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Offline Data Topic starter
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I know that was a joke Dave lol, but unfortunately its across the board, HDD’s have rocketed in price.
Posted November 22, 2011, 15:53:56 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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Sorry, Data. Just a little levity, to blunt the bitter disappointment, is all. Sad

Do you folks even use Shillings anymore? Or Farthings, for that matter? Just curious. Smiley
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Offline Freddy
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We no longer use shillings or farthings.  They were scrapped when we went decimal in 1971.

For a country that went decimal though we still use a lot of imperial !
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Offline Snowcrash
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Not as much as the US of A. and their gallons are smaller than ours.

As for HDDs; that's due to the flooding in asia. A HDD plant got flooded and there is a global shortage in them. Market forces being what they are, the price goes up.
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Offline Data Topic starter
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As for HDDs; that's due to the flooding in asia. A HDD plant got flooded and there is a global shortage in them. Market forces being what they are, the price goes up.

I didn’t even know HDD’s grew on plants.  Undecided
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I wonder where one would get the seeds for a HDD plant. I looked through several of Grandma's flower/seed catalogs, but nothing. Of course, I'd much rather have a CPU/MoBo plant, since that's the next upgrade, but...
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Offline Carl2
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  Thats what I noticed when I looked for another HD for this computer, about $100 for a small HD, I ended up buying a SSD.  Funny but almost all the newer computers still use the HD.
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Posted January 22, 2012, 23:25:09 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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I've just bought a 1TB USB 2.5" drive for £100. Seems about right to me.

Just checked with eBuyer and 1TB 3.5" internals are about £90 from a low of about £65. 2TB about £110.

Old bits always get more expensive. Buy what is shifting the most units, always cheaper.
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Offline Carl2
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  I just checked the prices for SSD and hard drives at newegg again,  This time they are much more reasonable, quite a few from $69 to $100.  The SSD has the OS and the original is for storage,  The faster boot time is easy to get used to. 
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Posted January 26, 2012, 13:52:45 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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about time prices start coming down, I really need at least another 1 tb of storage if not more. I will probably end up buying 2 TB's, next month if all goes well.
Posted January 31, 2012, 20:15:27 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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I've gone the NAS drive route for mass storage. There are plenty out there and everything on my network can read it inc. my PS3 (i do believe xboxes are ok too). Means I don't need my main rig on to watch programs.

I'm running at about 1TB in my rig and a 2TB NAS (single hdd). There are plenty of 4 hdd NAS drives with all the usual RAID stuff. Most people I know just mirror for backup, rather than stripe for speed.

If you do go the NAS route, make sure all your equipment is 1000 base esp. your router/switches. 100 base is soooo slow when moving 100s of GB at a time.

The only annoyance I have with my Buffalo drive is when watching progams via my PS3, it pauses every hour for a few secs. I'm fairly sure it's the NAS drive indexing and is only a problem with the PS3. It is using a UNIX (linux?) media server built into the drive.
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Hi Snowcrash Nas drives are really nice, I would get one if I was not building a home server. I recently had my main rig configured as a daul boot setup, with windows server on the second partition. I got aggravated having to reboot constantly to access the server, so I removed it. I miss having it but I don't miss the constant rebooting. Hopefully soon I will have my Server finished being built. Hard drive and psu is all that is needed now. Maybe a raid card, but not sure if I want a hardware raid or software raid set up. I need some time to look into pros and cons of both before I decide. 
 I never knew nas had some of those integrated console features, thanks for letting me know about them  thumbsup
Posted February 02, 2012, 03:21:55 AM Logged
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