Planning to buy a hard disk in the near future? Now is a good time.

HailStonE

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Prices have already risen by ~500-600 bucks... Further price rise is expected. First $ crisis & now this. :(
 

Sushubh

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hard disks are probably as complicated as micro-processors these days. india simply do not have the resources to provide a good environment for manufacturing of such products. intel was once planning to establish a chip manufacturing plant in india. they picked israel over india simply because of the infrastructure problems in india.
 

sachins

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I don't like tablets. Govt of india's next gadget sponsor should be a 1tb SSD(read write 1000MB/s) for 500 rupees.
 


Sai

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Expect these high prices stay for around six months. WD manufacturing facilities are affected. Segate is safe and they just increased price to make some cash.
 

audioslave

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Not Knowing the prices of Internal Seagate HDD I went to the Shop. When i asked him about 1TB Hdd he said its for Rs 5000.I was wondering why he was Telling me that much. When i came back home and checked the prices online I was surprised to see the prices g up twice. 4 Months back i bought a 1Tb Hdd for 2750. Now its Freaking 5000.
 

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Wonder how long its gonna take for the price to come back to normal... (I was lucky to get a WD 2TB Caviar Green for 70$ from US just a month ago now it is @ freaking 175$ )
 

audioslave

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^ when i was Leaving the shop. He was reducing the price to 4500. I am sure he is selling 4 Months old stock. These people are Surely Keeping the old stock and selling it for new price.
 

LaysyDesi

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yep... Plain Black marketing... In Hyderabad the hardware stores are part of a syndicate.. almost all of them have raised the prices quite evenly...
 

audioslave

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Many shops are indicating that prices may go up in another week. So the shopkeeper is asking me to buy an HDD now itself.
 

ganeshran

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Is the recent surge in HDD prices because of the floods in Thailand? Any idea if prices will return back to normal anytime soon?I bought a 2TB seagate external powered driv for 5600 from SP road 6-7 months back. Today the model costs 8K odd in Flipkart.:blink3: