Go Back   nV News Forums > Hardware Forums > General Hardware

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-30-11, 08:25 AM   #1
Kain
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 1,264
Default Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Few months ago is was $79.99. Today is it $189.00. What is causing this?
Kain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-11, 08:49 AM   #2
Hogrider
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Liberals
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-11, 12:54 PM   #3
Starscream
Decepticook
 
Starscream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cybertron
Posts: 1,004
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Prices for basically ALL hard drives are up right now due to flooding in Asia.

Most hard drive prices have doubled at the distributors I deal with. Luckily I've got a bunch of stock I bought before this insanity.
__________________
Maybe tomorrow I'll wanna settle down, until tomorrow I'll just keep moving on...
Starscream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-11, 01:03 PM   #4
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Yea it probably didn't seriously hurt supply that much, but it was a good reason to raise the price. I am not really worried, I have a bunch of platter drives. Over 5tb worth. My next HD purchase will be a handful of SSD drives in raid, hopefully it won't effect those prices as well.
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-11, 03:05 PM   #5
Johnny C
Passing you @ 192mph
 
Johnny C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada, EH!
Posts: 779
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Yeah, not a single platter drive onsale off NCIX, I'm sure the egg is the same. Good news is that price of SSD's is getting better every month.
__________________
Phenom II 965BE @ 3.9ghz 200X19.5 1.4625 vcore 2.8ghz NB 2.4ghz HT - Asus M4A79XTD-EVO bios 0604 - 12GB Corsair DDR3 1600 @ 1600mhz CAS 9 w/1T - XFX 6970 2GB 950/1450 - Xigmatek S1283 HSF - Antec 900 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Johnny C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-11, 11:53 AM   #6
frenchy2k1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 449
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bacon12 View Post
Yea it probably didn't seriously hurt supply that much, but it was a good reason to raise the price. I am not really worried, I have a bunch of platter drives. Over 5tb worth. My next HD purchase will be a handful of SSD drives in raid, hopefully it won't effect those prices as well.
Supply is not immediately hurt, however, most HDD fabs in Thailand are closed and flooded right now. Some of those are the unique suppliers of parts for HDDs, so the supply will dry up. The answer from the channel has been to ration how many drives people can buy and raise prices. It may take a few months for the situation to stabilize.

SSD should be unaffected except that demand for them may increase as a result. Depending on supply, this may drive prices up or down.
__________________
As the universe is curved, there cannot be a straight answer...
frenchy2k1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-11, 01:16 PM   #7
john19055
 
john19055's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: GREENVILLE,TX
Posts: 3,857
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

I started to buy another samsung 1Tb ,but I seen the price and I think I have plenty to hold me over ,I paid $119 for two Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM and now one cost $139.95
__________________
Intel i7-3820+Corsair H-100+Gigabyte X79-UD5+16gigs G.Skill PC1600DDR3+2-ASUS DirectCU II GTX-670 in SLI+Crucial 256g-SSD+1-3Gig Seagate+2- Samsung 1-TB+3-WesternDigtial 640g+LG-12x Blu-Ray Burner+850watt XFX+Antec-P280 case+50" Plasma PM6700+Logitech Mouse+Keyboard+Pioneer VSX-1020+Polk Audio Speakers
john19055 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-11, 01:57 PM   #8
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,365
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

that green that died on me, i got it for 70 some bucks couple months ago. once i get a refurb from WD i will sell it on ebay for 150+
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 11-04-11, 03:32 PM   #9
lduguay
Un-Ripped
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal, Canaduh!
Posts: 1,968
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
that green that died on me, i got it for 70 some bucks couple months ago. once i get a refurb from WD i will sell it on ebay for 150+
Might as well ride the wave while it's still flooded
__________________

Evga X58|I7 965 3.8GHz|Ultra 120 Extreme|Evga GTX 480 SC|2 x Intel X25-M 80GB RAID 0|Intel 520 - 240 GB|WD Black Caviar 1TB|6GB Corsair XMS3 1600C8 |Corsair 1000W PSU|Antec Twelve-Hundred|DELL U3011|Logitech G500|Logitech G19
lduguay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-11, 12:06 AM   #10
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,365
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

true, i will be getting rid of all my green drives.
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-11, 10:26 AM   #11
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

I have a bunch of drives I need to sell if they are that expensive on fleabay.
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-11, 09:18 AM   #12
FastRedPonyCar
Resident Tire Destroyer
 
FastRedPonyCar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 3,012
Send a message via AIM to FastRedPonyCar
Default Re: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB price increasing rapidly?

I ordered another 2TB samsung F4 a couple of weeks ago for $89 shipped from newegg.

Today it's $230

I was planning on re-organizing all my movies on a few of the F4's inside this thing


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817576001

I guess not anymore. :/ Maybe prices will go back down in a couple of months. From what I've read, there's really not even a real shortage on anything right now. I think it's the market's hysteria partly to blame. Kinda like during hurricane season when an oil rig gets hit, all of a sudden the media makes it out like there will be a terrible gasoline shortage/famine and all the retards buy into it and gas stations suddenly are charging a buck more per gallon.
__________________
- Desktop -
4770k @ 4.45 ghz - ASUS Gryphon Mobo - 16 gigs Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866 RAM - XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 H2o Cooling - EVGA GTX 680 @1325mhz - 128 gig Crucial RealSSD C300 - 150 gig Velociraptor +2.75 Terrabytes of WD Sata 3.0 storage - 910 watt PC P&C PSU - Corsair Obsidian 650D case

- Server -
Core I7 D0 revision 920 @ 3.75 ghz - ASUS P6T Deluxe - 12 Gigs Mushkin DDR3 1600 - Corsair HX 620 PSU - Noctua NH-U9B cooler - Coolermaster WaveMaster Case

- Laptop -
MSI 16F2-012
- i7 2630QM - GTX570m @ 750Mhz - 8 gigs HyperX 1866 - 120 gig OCZ Vertex 3 SSD- 750 gig Scorpio Black - BluRay - 95% Gamut Screen - IC Diamond goop
FastRedPonyCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.