Friday, November 04

Geek

We Have Less Than No Bananas

Disk drive prices are now up as much as 80% over a month ago.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 10:09 AM | Comments (9) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Hmm.. it's now significantly cheaper to buy hard drives from big box retailers than from NewEgg! I see a 2 TB drive from Best Buy for less than a 1/3 the price. I wonder how soon BB (and presumably other retailers with largish inventory) will react.

Posted by: Kayle at Friday, November 04 2011 11:09 AM (M7tH0)

2 Yes, I picked up a spare 3TB external drive the other day at a large retailer, for the same price as usual.

I suspect it's the difference between contract and spot prices - and the spot market for disk drives has evaporated because there's just no product available, so all the little guys now have to pay full contract price.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 04 2011 08:45 PM (PiXy!)

3 Teacher! Brickmuppet got spammed again!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, November 05 2011 03:37 AM (+rSRq)

4 Big Papa Pixy, I have a possible bug report to... um... report.  I just added a category to The Pond (Military History).  I put up a post announcing the creation of said category and put the post into Military History.  I then went back through my archives and moved appropriate posts into the new category.

If you click on the category, the comments for the New Category post show up, but the comments for the moved posts don't show up.  They're still there if you jump to the month (for example), just not if you go through the Category listing.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, November 09 2011 09:04 AM (2YMZG)

5 How very odd.  I'll get that fixed up for you.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, November 09 2011 12:42 PM (PiXy!)

6 It gets better, Pixy!  If someone comments on a moved post, ALL the comments show up, but the comment count on the post says "1".

So, for example, if the post had 12 comments before the new comment came in, it'll show "Comments (1)" but have 13 numbered comments beneath it!

But on the original post, it shows "Comments (13)."  Whee!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, November 09 2011 02:11 PM (2YMZG)

7 I'm pretty sure I know what's going on, I've just been tied up today and haven't had a chance to poke around yet.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, November 09 2011 08:07 PM (PiXy!)

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