I think the thing is we're just now seeing prices around what they were two years ago, which is still behind the curve as far as tech goes. I just picked up a 2TB for like 90$ shipped, pretty good, 45$ a TB, but I bought my last three 1TB drives for 50$ a TB two years ago. So, better than two years ago, but still not where it would have been without the flooding. Hope we can go some more years without more flooding over there. Weather can be fickle.
[citation][nom]anort3[/nom]Prices are still inflated though. Before the flooding a 500GB drive could be had for ~$50 and a 1TB drive for ~$70. Prices now are still 25-50% higher than that.[/citation]
the same thing happened with gas prices....now we are used to paying over 4 dollars for a gallon of gas....this is really sad
[citation][nom]jimmysmitty[/nom]While prices are still inflated, they are dropping back to normal. For a while my store couldn't get any 320GB HDDs. We have them again finally. And 2TBs are $99 which isn't too bad.They will decline steadily again and we will see better prices in the coming months.[/citation]
They will as long as they don't sell the volumes they make, supply and demand...
[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]But not before they milked that cow...[/citation]
And it seems they still have another 2 more years of milking to go. At least it gave ample time for SSD's to come down in price thanks to the higher prices making them more attractable for a workstation drive.
In the meantime I'm forcing myself from a much needed upgrade on the external for over a year and probably another before the inflated price isn't such a kick in the gut. Bad timing the floods hit a month prior to my scheduled upgrade. If money only grew on trees.