Q About Hard Drives - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 28
Default Q About Hard Drives

I was looking at my build, and noticed that some hard drives are INCREDIBLY expensive right now.

Here's the one a site recommended to me:

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - PCPartPicker Its 100 dollars or so....

Could I use this instead

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - CD / DVD Burners
I am using my comp for MMOs such as star wars the old republic if that helps
__________________

pbmark50 is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Hard Drive prices have been up for about 2 months, reason being flooding in Thailand (among other things):
http://www.techist.com/forums/f144/hard-drive-shortages-higher-prices-confirmed-due-flooding-thailand-250507/

The first link is to a hard drive, the second link is to a DVD/CD burner, which is not the same thing by a long shot.
Your best bet is to just get a smaller drive until you can afford something bigger, if you need the space.
__________________

__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

I thought it was longer than 2 months. But yeah, that's why prices are jacked up.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,302
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

You could go with a much smaller drive for now and upgrade later. 160GB would be more than enough to game with.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 09:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 28
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trotter View Post
You could go with a much smaller drive for now and upgrade later. 160GB would be more than enough to game with.
Sorry man Im really new to computer building. I need both of the hard drive and dvd drive?

Also, Ill probably just go with the 160mb hard drive then. Thanks for your help
pbmark50 is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

You need your HDD for your games and operating system. You need a DVD player to install any games that come on a DVD or DVD movies.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 09:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 34
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Well I was going to make my own thread but then I saw this. I need a 2TB Hard drive but the prices are outrageous at the moment...even on Newegg. $169 is pretty much the cheapest I can find. I just bought the exact same one like 3 months ago for 1/2 the price. Thus making me physically ill thinking for shelling out the cash for it. Anyone know anywhere that could be cheaper. If not how long will this flooding effect the prices?
skullknight10 is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 09:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 28
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - PCPartPickerhttp://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihdp11804

Could I get away with those two for now in my system?

pbmark50 is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Skull, they will go down in time, no one can say for sure. You'll just have to wait, I'm afraid.

And actually, their production is almost back to normal, it will just take a while to fluctuate the prices.

Edit: It's just like gasoline. It can go up outrageously, but it takes some time to come back down.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-31-2011, 10:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,302
Default Re: Q About Hard Drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbmark50 View Post
Sorry man Im really new to computer building. I need both of the hard drive and dvd drive?

Also, Ill probably just go with the 160mb hard drive then. Thanks for your help
I ran with an 80GB for a couple of years so you will be OK.
__________________

__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard Disk Drives, Hard Drive Docks, External Enclosures and Linux Ubuntu and Meerkat MSwhip Linux and Open Source 5 03-06-2011 11:47 AM
Cloning multiple hard drives to one external hard drive? Jawnskeel Microsoft Windows and Software 1 10-15-2010 06:13 PM
"Virtual" Hard Drives That Span Multiple Physical Drives? SpikedCola Microsoft Windows and Software 2 05-24-2010 02:37 PM
replacing single hard drive with 2 hard drives in raid 0 therocker39 New Systems | Building and Buying 1 11-23-2007 10:50 AM
From 1 hard drive to 2 hard drives... aaronkephart New Systems | Building and Buying 3 03-26-2006 02:13 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.