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Toshiba P300 2TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - Amazon @ £54.99
Toshiba P300 2TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - Amazon @ £54.99

Toshiba P300 2TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - Amazon @ £54.99

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Fast HD at a very good price. Cheapest around.

May not last long at this price.

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I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous is that 5 years ago I bought a 2TB Samsung 3.5" HDD for £50. That was pretty much the going price back then.

Hard drive prices are ludicrous and don't seem to follow the price trends other technologies do.

K1LLER HORNET

I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous … I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous is that 5 years ago I bought a 2TB Samsung 3.5" HDD for £50. That was pretty much the going price back then. Hard drive prices are ludicrous and don't seem to follow the price trends other technologies do.



I remember getting 2 samsung spinpoint 1tb drives around 5 years ago - about 38 quid each. Still working fine to this day. Madness. Ironically I've just ordered a 3TB P300 drive last week, haven't added to my system yet. Interested to see if it's quieter/faster than the trusty Samsung drives.

K1LLER HORNET

I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous … I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous is that 5 years ago I bought a 2TB Samsung 3.5" HDD for £50. That was pretty much the going price back then. Hard drive prices are ludicrous and don't seem to follow the price trends other technologies do.



Agreed there, I've got an invoice here from 31/03/2015 for hard drives, "2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200" models but basically they're the same as this. Know what I paid? £55.19 per drive. We've lost mere pennies in 18 months which is ridiculous. I thought when these drives fail out of warranty I'd be replacing them with something bigger but it looks like it'll still be 2TB at this rate.

Agreed, I've paid this price for 3TB in years past. Storage prices have really stagnated in recent years. Think it's probably a trend of most buying 1TB or 2TB drives thinking they won't need more, which they might not, but if they still sell well then retailers are under less pressure to price them more competitively.

I always buy drives by GB to the pound, even if that means having a bit of slack storage for a while.

RAM pricing is similarly odd and can suddenly spike for no apparent reason...

I think the pound was hovering around $1.50-160 a year or two ago. With tech being priced in dollars and the pound only worth $1.30 now, prices are bound to be higher.

Had one of these from Amazon similar price before last Christmas! Sounds like a 'machine gun' when in use! Had to send it back!

K1LLER HORNET

I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous … I'm not discounting the deal here but what I find absolutely ridiculous is that 5 years ago I bought a 2TB Samsung 3.5" HDD for £50. That was pretty much the going price back then. Hard drive prices are ludicrous and don't seem to follow the price trends other technologies do.




I got some back then for £35 a piece, then their was them floods and they used that as an excuse to screw us and the prices never recovered for us. Same thing they did with the memory and that factory fire at the main memory plant, which just so happened to not even be in a section of the plant where the production of the memory was made.

Edited by: "ukez" 29th Sep 2016

Urizen2003

Had one of these from Amazon similar price before last Christmas! Sounds … Had one of these from Amazon similar price before last Christmas! Sounds like a 'machine gun' when in use! Had to send it back!


Thanks for the heads-up

I bought the 5tb variant 2 days back. Agree with the machine gun comment. But I am going to keep it since the drives are quite fast and I have a loft to setup the hdd with the enclosure.
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