Originally Posted by Sammy2
Just thinking out loud here..
How much of the recent run-up in HDD pricing is attributable to flooding in Taiwan and how much is attributable to consolidation of manufacturers in the industry?
Just saying.. Looks like flat out price gauging to me.
Thailand, not Taiwan.
Originally Posted by beetlesnack
In addition to everything mentioned, there is fatwallet. Their hard drive page is fatwallet dot com /hard-drive-deals/
I see there was a 3TB 7200 external seagate for 139.
For general price checking, I usually use google shopping to compare newegg, amazon, etc. all at the same time.
Fatwallet is good, especially the cashback, but fatwallet population is smaller, and deals are not posted as early as Slickdeals.
Originally Posted by bryansj
I just bought a Seagate 2TB a couple weeks ago for $65. Slickdeals.net is your friend.
It was a GoFlex USB2 External that I popped open to discover a 7200 Barracuda. Most HDD in an external case carry the internal's warranty. You simply have to enter the drive's serial number on the manufacture's website to confirm. But to do that you have to pop it open...
SlickDeals is good, deals are posted very fast, many times before the deals are actually active.
Originally Posted by Mfusick
Newegg + Eggsaver = Good price
If you visited either Fatwallet or SlickDeals, you would have had ShopRunner for free for a year.
Newegg + ShopRunner = FREE 2 day shipping on almost anything, even on things that newegg normally charges shipping.
Edit: I have 2x 3Tb external USB 3.0 Seagates that I got from Staples for $114 shipped and taxed (was $109 before tax). There are deals out there.