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News Hard drive pricing high through 2014, claims analyst

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 14 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    No great suprise really! Sad that I didn't buy some extra HDD's last year but hey-ho, you can't win them all!
     
  3. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Oh well looks like I better buy 4 x 240Gb SSD's
     
  4. mighty_pirate

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    No reason I can see that it won't be a little of both. Prices are already falling. I can believe that they won't reach their previous low until 2014/15, but also that they'll still be a lot more reasonable by 2013. As soon as I can get a 3tb for about £100 I'm happy.
     
  5. neocleous

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    Were these factories not insured?
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    For more reasons than just the inflated HDD prices but let's hope they don't have another flood in the mean time.
     
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    The tragedy was quite obviously God's way of telling the industry to move on and leave the mechanical HDD behind.
     
  8. maverik-sg1

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    This is not as correct as people may think - epitomises the way the world hangs on an anlysts reporting prowess.

    The HDD supply chain will of fully recovered (subject to not further natural disasters) by September this year, this includes clering oustanding backlogs and being at or above capacity to supply to current demands.

    Assuming that goal is achieved, Q4 2012 should see prices staibilising and dropping accordinfly.... a little earlier than the 2014 predictions we see here.
     
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  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Actually I have notice HDD's prices going down. It's still expensive.. but lower than before.
     
  10. brutos

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    This analyst fail to mention that most people will refuse to buy at those high prices which in turn will hurt the manufactures anyway.
    Where as lowering prices back to pre-flood levels will stimulate sales faster thus recovering loss revenue quicker...the longer they keep prices inflated the harder it will be to recover lost revenue.

    I guarantee that if they reduce prices back to what they were £50 to $60 for 2TB, they would sell triple what they are now with the inflated prices.
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Your first sentence really confused me until I realised you meant "epitomises"... I read it as "optimises" :worried:

    </pedant>

    But in complete agreement here - more of this "Oh Gartner/IDC/etc say it's true so it must be", they are predictions - educated and informed predictions, but predictions none the less, like BBC telling you it's going to rain tomorrow.
     
  12. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    I like that comparison...
     
  13. maverik-sg1

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    @ Mister_Tad - yeps I messed up on the grammar, and because I posted on the site not the forum, I was unable to edit it - thanks for the correction, the assumption of which was correct.
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I tend to agree with this, because people are going to stick with what they've go and not buy unless they have to. then the warehouses end up stocked to the roof and selling nothing so prices will drop again. maybe not as cheap as before, but some where close to it.
     
  15. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Probably for their value as real property. That'll cover replacement costs, but it won't cover lost profit from the factory being offline.

    Same, there are even some good sales if you look for them. The big difference between predictions on hard drive prices seems to be that some are predicting when they'll start dropping (such as now, when supply chains are getting back to normal) and when prices will hit the levels they were at pre-flood which could very well be awhile longer.
     
  16. Mister_Tad

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    Fixt! :D
     
  17. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    What? Paying high? No way! Will buy NOTHING!
     
  18. psychoti

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    Its all about marketing!
     
  19. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Nice job giving them the idea to keep the prices high.
     
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    How stupid by 2014/2015 ssds will be way cheaper than £1 per gb.
     
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