Someone is buying.
Actually a lot of people are buying a lot of drives.
That is for sure.
I am also finding it very tough to find the good deals on drives any more.
I am not sure if prices will go down after Christmas.
usually when there is a shortage of something prices don't go down.
lets see if there are any specials on drives for black Friday.
that should give you an indication of what will happen after Christmas.
If anyone see's any good deals on drives please post here or pm me.
I got my last drive because it was required(Seagate 1TB to replace a failed set of 320's). $75 now its $150(payed less then that for my WDC Black 2TB. glad i got it before the flood. just before). I have picked those ones up for as little as $50. I will be holding off all un-needed HDD purchases for at least 6 months or more. Let them recover.
Purchased a 1 TB WD Black (I know, not a great drive, but it was on sale) to replace one showing errors in the array in my server. Turned out to be a bad cable, so I had an extra drive. Also purchased a Hitachi 7K1000 B revision and an Seagate ES.2 to expand the array. All 1 TB.
I agree, nukemaster. After awhile, even the stores will either run out and/or jack up their prices. Right now, I wouldn't suggest to anyone to buy a new hard drive UNLESS they REALLY need a new one, such as a failure.