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Prices

Size (tb) Min cost Avg cost Price/tb Price last 30 days Currently
8000 $185 $254.097 $32 Last 30 days Lower
6000 $125 $186.62 $31 Last 30 days Lower
4000 $89 $118.671 $30 Last 30 days Lower
3000 $58 $85.9856 $29 Last 30 days Higher
2000 $40 $58.5941 $29 Last 30 days Lower
1500 $49.95 $165.889 $111 Last 30 days Lowest
1000 $37.99 $47.2581 $47 Last 30 days Lower
1000 32mb $37.99 $154.706 $155 Last 30 days Average
750 $27.95 $49.7511 $66 Last 30 days Lower
750 32mb $49.95 $163.65 $218 Last 30 days Highest
640 $27.95 $128.215 $200 Last 30 days Lowest
500 $27.95 $36.6556 $73 Last 30 days Higher
500 32mb $34.95 $128.232 $256 Last 30 days Highest
400 $20 $286.553 $716 Last 30 days Lowest
320 $18.95 $111.773 $349 Last 30 days Average
300 $24.95 $170.613 $569 Last 30 days Lowest
250 $14.63 $27.2204 $109 Last 30 days Lower
200 $27.95 $381.548 $1908 Last 30 days Higher
160 $13.99 $27.3752 $171 Last 30 days Lower
120 $18.95 $152.478 $1271 Last 30 days Higher
80 $9.95 $76.8747 $961 Last 30 days Average
60 $14.63 $49.3533 $823 Last 30 days Average
40 $18.95 $55.5265 $1388 Last 30 days Lower

Prices are from the website www.pricewatch.com

User comments

2 comments have been made
From Andrew Que (http://www.DrQue.net)
Wisconsin, USA
December 1st, 2007 at 1:32PM
   Feel free to leave some feedback for the world to see
From Noah (http://amadameus.wordpress.com)
Underground & on fire
August 2nd, 2009 at 11:11PM
   What a useful script! It definitely shows how the price of hard drives keeps going down, regardless of holiday prices and other swings.
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What this script does

This script works by querying Price Watch every 6 hours and keeping record of the average drive prices. The average for each drive is calculated by averaging the 10 cheapest drive prices together. This price is stored in a database along with a time stamp.

The column labeled "currently" indicates weather the most current price is above or below the 30 day average. Prices above average are labeled "higher" and those below are labeled "lower". When a drive is at it's best price in the last 30 days, it is labeled "lowest".

The graphs for each drive are a plot of price/gig over the past 30 days. This helps give a visual indication to where the current price of the drive stands.

Keep in mind that price/gig isn't the only consideration when buying a drive. Factors such as cache, warranty and drive performance are all important. We assume by using this page, you understand this already.

Author

This script is written by Andrew Que. To get in touch with Andrew Que, visit his contact page.