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Friday·18·April·2008

Harddisk prices gone mad //at 17:47 //by abe

from the I-never-understood-business-math dept.

Cut and paste from Brack’s SATA harddisk pricelist:

Samsung SpinPoint S166,  HDD,  80GB, 7200rpm, 8.9ms,  8MB Cache, SATA II NCQ, OEM, 3.5'', SAH-HD082GJ   CHF  53.00
Samsung SpinPoint S250,  HDD, 250GB, 7200rpm, 8.9ms,  8MB Cache, SATA-II NCQ, OEM, 3.5'', SAH-HD250HJ   CHF  64.00
[...]
Samsung SpinPoint T166s, HDD, 400GB, 7200rpm, 8.9ms, 16MB Cache, SATA-II NCQ, OEM, 3.5'', SAH-HD403LJ   CHF 109.00
Samsung SpinPoint T166s, HDD, 500GB, 7200rpm, 8.9ms, 16MB Cache, SATA-II NCQ, OEM, 3.5'', SAH-HD501LJ   CHF 101.00

So from 80 GB to 250 GB the price difference is less than CHF 10 and 500 GB harddisks are cheaper than 400 GB harddisks of the same type? We live in a strange world.

And no, none of this harddisks is marked as special price or promotion.

Oh and for all those not having CHF as your daily currency:

CHFEURUSD
1.00€0.626417$0.997506
1.59638€1.00$1.5924
1.0025€0.627983$1.00

(Rates from x-rates.com.)

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Re: Harddisk prices gone mad

Posted by: Mike
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Time: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:31

Dell currently has 1 TB Seagate 7200.11(st31000340as) on sale for 220 Canadian.. I paid 316 CDN for each of mine a few months back.

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Re: Harddisk prices gone mad

Posted by: Andreas Metzler
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Time: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 12:04

Both 80 and 250 probably contain the same number of physical disks/heads, the smaller one just has unused/unformatted space on it. Therefore the manufacturing costs do not differ.

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Re: Harddisk prices gone mad

Posted by: cmot
Website: http://fortytwo.ch/
Time: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:25

It's not only HDDs. Back in October, I was looking for a decent but not too expensive Ethernet switch for our house; I picked a D-Link product. I agonized a long time (not really...) if I should take the 16 port model (sufficient for our needs) or the 24 port model of the same series (which was ca. 10% cheaper.) I phoned the shop and asked if the pricing was correct, and they confirmed that they got these prices from their supplier and no, they didn't know either why anybody would buy the 16 port model.

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