[Nfbmo] hard drive prices

DanFlasar at aol.com DanFlasar at aol.com
Fri Nov 25 07:24:51 UTC 2011

   I bought a Seagate FreeAgent portable 500 GB harddrive from  Microcenter 
on November 8th for about $107.  I saw some 1 and 2 TB drives  that looked 
about the same price as 6 months ago but again, that was on the  8th.   I've 
not checked them lately.  I guess I'm lucky I bought  one before everything 
Thanks for the info,
In a message dated 11/24/2011 11:29:53 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
b.schulz at sbcglobal.net writes:


i  didn't realize how bad the flood in thailand drove up hard drive prices 
until  i looked a few hours ago.
i bought two wd 2tb ears 32k drives and a patriot  nas box for a guy and 
got him setup with a good way to backup his data and  share files about this 
time last year.
those drives were $80 from new egg  and now they are $200.
i read a blog that said the wd plant had four feet  of water from the 
disaster and that plant may never crank out drives again and  it doesn't matter 
if you prefer another brand because the other companies have  jacked up their 
prices about the same amount under the same excuse even if  they didn't 
suffer plant damage.

i have been using just a single drive  in an enclosure connected to a 
patriot gearbox for a few years because i found  out the hard way the second usb 
port is a print server and can't connect a  second drive.
the patriot valkryie is very easy for a blind user to  configure and access 
the interface and i was wanting to upgrade to the same as  what i setup for 
my friend.
i have several spare drives but they are only  500mb or 1tb and it looks 
like i will skip buying any drives for a while and  will probably get the dual 
valkryie box on cyber monday.

Bryan  Schulz
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