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Hard Drive deals. Are they low now because new models are coming out?

guiri 172 29 August 14, 2015 at 05:10 PM
Guys, I just saw a $140 dollar deal for a 5tb internal drive with 3 year warranty but then I decided to check here and I see lots of deals like that.

Is it because they are getting rid of old drives in favor of 6TB drives or are prices just dropping?

I was thinking of buying another drive but if these are not an exceptional deal so to speak, I can wait. I DO have lots of HD space.

Thanks

George

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This is just market fluctuation. Manufacturers are continuing to make 1TB drives, so it's not like they're going to stop making 5/6TB drives. Also, unless there is a design defect, or they find a way to save substantial money, manufacturers will make the same model of drive for years. Drives spent years dropping rapidly in price until the Thailand floods destroyed facilities and caused price stagnation due to supply shortages. It's taken years to recover, but we're finally getting there. Prices on 6TB drives have been stagnant for close to a year, so it's good to see them finally dropping in price.
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So, would you say that this 5tb, $140 price is normal, good, exceptional?

Like I said, if it's a great deal, I'll get one and if not, I'm in no hurry. I just like killer deals Smilie

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George
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It's good for a bare drive, but bad for an external drive (which is just a bare drive in an enclosure...).

If you're not in a hurry, then prices will probably continue to drop. And there are always some amazing drive deals between the end of November and the end of the year.
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Cool, I'll wait then. Like I said have plenty of space and yes, I was gonna put it inside the pute. My mobo will handle 8 drives and I think I only have 3 or so in there now.

Also got a server which has plenty of storage so that's not a problem for me. Like I said, just thought I'd get in on a killer deal. My 4TB drive is not even half full yet.

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