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    Glad to see your purchase is working out for you

    As for the HDDs, Seagate just announced record profits, they also announce in a separate press release that the HDD business will never be the same again, it looks like the Thai floods were the best thing to have happened for the HDD industry in recent times
    I expect HDD prices to stay high at least until autumn, and I honestly don't expect them to reach pre-floods levels unless the SSD industry starts competing in terms of GB/$.

    I stopped buying new HDDs a few months back, I have a friend who works at a shop which services Notebooks for a few major retailers here, which means cheap access to a massive supply or used 2.5" drives.. I'm pretty sure you can find used drives at reasonable prices there too.
    "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" - Unknown (but sometimes attributed to Sigmund Freud)

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    Yep, it is horrendous time to buy HDDs and it is not changing anytime soon. Your best bet is to look for cheap used ones on eBay (take into account the risk of failed drives though) or just reuse any that you have.

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    SSD's are beginning to start to compete. The HDD mfg's are actually doing their best to slit thier own throats! mm

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