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When I built my storage server in 2013, I bought a set of 4TB drives for $150 apiece. That was the best price that I saw that entire year. Now it's half that price.

Sure, the price hasn't dropped as much as SSDs, but they have fallen.

The main problem with spinning drives is that we had pretty much hit the physical limit of areal density. I.e., the amount of space per platter has pretty much stagnated for PMR. Instead of getting more capacity from the same number of platters, now more capacity generally means stacking more platters (which means more moving parts, more points of failure, more heat, and sometimes the use of special materials like Helium) or using things like SMR (which people don't like because of the impact on performance and reliability).
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Can someone explain why the price of 4TB hard drives has remained constant or increased over the past 4-5 years? Supply and Demand I'm guessing? Or something else?
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Can someone explain why the price of 4TB hard drives has remained constant or increased over the past 4-5 years? Supply and Demand I'm guessing? Or something else?
Sata SSDs haven't been able to give us similar value in larger capacities, so I'd wager HDD remain relevant. Especially for storing media that doesn't require faster speeds.
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Can someone explain why the price of 4TB hard drives has remained constant or increased over the past 4-5 years? Supply and Demand I'm guessing? Or something else?
I could swear 4tb were $200 not too long ago
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Can someone explain why the price of 4TB hard drives has remained constant or increased over the past 4-5 years? Supply and Demand I'm guessing? Or something else?
When I built my storage server in 2013, I bought a set of 4TB drives for $150 apiece. That was the best price that I saw that entire year. Now it's half that price.

Sure, the price hasn't dropped as much as SSDs, but they have fallen.

The main problem with spinning drives is that we had pretty much hit the physical limit of areal density. I.e., the amount of space per platter has pretty much stagnated for PMR. Instead of getting more capacity from the same number of platters, now more capacity generally means stacking more platters (which means more moving parts, more points of failure, more heat, and sometimes the use of special materials like Helium) or using things like SMR (which people don't like because of the impact on performance and reliability).
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Graph of prices over time. A much slower rate of decrease since the 2011 Thailand floods.
https://jcmit.net/disk2015.htm
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Really good deal. I'm all set but this is the lowest I've seen 4tb's without like a MIR or something.
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Needed a hard drive so I price matched with bestbuy no problem.
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It's a decent price - but does Newegg still have a problem with shipping bulk drives? A few years back they weren't packaged well, resulting in many drives arriving dead.
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Just FYI it's a 5400RPM drive as opposed to a typical 7200RPM drive. Read and write speeds will be slower
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i feel ancient. I'm still backing up my shit on DVDRs.

I'm very afraid of the click of death.

I would have to buy 2 drives, 4TB redundant for $150. Still cheaper than Verbatim DVDRs though.
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Good for a home NAS?
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Can i use this on my fat og ps3? Will it recognize full 4tb ?
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Can i use this on my fat og ps3? Will it recognize full 4tb ?
You won't be able to fit it inside
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