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With Thailand experiencing its worst flooding in generations, component manufacturers have been especially hard hit. The trickle down effect is having a huge impact upon hard drive manufacturers in particular.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news...shortage-by-limiting-purchases-hiking-prices/

I suggest that if you need a hard drive, buy it as soon as you can. I was hoping for 2TB drives to drop a bit in price so I could pick up the last one I needed for backups, but the prices now are insane.
 

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Awww.... now I have to buy a 2tb, but I just bought a 1tb western digital ext hdd a year ago :(
 

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I loves me some WD:( boooooooo
There's a girl...in my nerdy theread. :afr

Just kidding :yay

Seagate's facilities seem to be fine (above the flooding) from what I last heard, but the fact is the component manufacturers are hit which is going to effect everybody making hard drives, price and supply wise.

I'm sitting at 6TB which gives me enough to hold all my stuff, but I really need another seperate 2TB for backups of all that.
 

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Shoot, I was hoping to replace my last remaining 1TB drive with another 2TB drive, looks like I'll have to settle for the 5TB I already have.

 

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6TB, highlighted drives are a 2TB drive, partitioned. (2x 500, 1x 1000, 2x 2000)


 

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O_O I can't even fill half of a 1TB hard drive.

What do you guys store on there 0.o
Porn obviously.

In all honesty, the 1TB is almost all torrents, the other drives have movies, music, TV Shows, various stuff downloaded on Usenet that I haven't sorted, etc. Rather than delete stuff, buy moar hard drives!
 

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Shoot, I was hoping to replace my last remaining 1TB drive with another 2TB drive, looks like I'll have to settle for the 5TB I already have.

LOL, awesome drive names.

And what are you guys storing? :eek: I have a 750GB WD Black for OS & 1TB WD Blue for data...I'll probably grab a 2nd 1TB later on. I keep all my music (126GB) & computer tools on a 750 GB WD Passport & run backup's (desktop / laptop (500GB) / music) on a 2TB WD MyBook...and I have loads of free space
 

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I just bought a 1TB Seagate. I really wanted a WD because I have a 320 WD Blue that's just about dead silent. Alas, both of my SATA power connectors cracked in exactly the same spot and I bought the drive that had a molex to SATA connector included in the box. The new Seagate is almost as quiet though.

I'll probably regret it. I've had really good luck with WD drives. The one Seagate drive I've had before now was a POS that made all kinds of weird noises (leading me to believe it would fail at any time) the whole time I owned it. Plus, it put out a ton of heat. This new one doesn't do either of those things but then again, it's still new. I don't find that drives put out more heat as they age but they definitely can start making noises they didn't make when they were new.
 

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I love my WD Caviar Black 1TB drive. Also have yet to fill it up yet even with torrents, so you guys must be download maniacs or something.
 

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I remember back in 1995 when my family got our first computer.

I don't think we were up to gigabytes at that point xD
We had a 4.3 GB Packard Bell system in 98, packed with a whopping 40MB RAM!
 
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