Price Watch: Hard Drives

 
 
By Radhika Kaushik  |  Posted 2003-03-27
 
 
 

Price Watch: Hard Drives


Welcome, to this weeks hard drive price watch. This week, sees the same sluggish activity on hard drive products in various capacity ranges. While prices for most products remain unchanged, there are but a few listed products that faced big price differentials.

Prices in the 20-30GB capacity range remained steady, with only four of the products registering price differentials from previous spot prices. At the highest spot price CMSs 30GB Auto Backup System PC Card External Hard Drive at $277.65, down by a few dollars from its previous spot price of $285.75. The lowest spot price was occupied by Western Digitals Caviar 20GB EIDE Ultra-ATA/100 at the unchanged spot price of $55.

A similar pattern was evident in the 40GB range as well. Most prices remained unchanged and price differentials existed only for two products. At the highest spot price was CMS/s ABSplus 40GB (USB 2.0, 7200 RPM) at $232.50, down by a few dollars from its previous spot price of $239.55. The lowest spot price was occupied by both Western Digital and Maxtor at $65.

The highest amount of activity this week, seemed to be in the 60GB capacity range. Price differentials between previous and current spot prices varied by only a few dollars. The highest spot price was occupied by IBMs Travelstar 60GB Ultra ATA/100 at an unchanged spot price of $329. Occupying the lowest spot price was Seagates 60GB EIDE Ultra-ATA/100 9.5MS 7200RPM Barracuda at $74.80, down from its previous spot price of $87.29.

For the 120GB capacity range, product prices remained mostly unchanged. The few price differentials were in the range of a couple of dollars. The highest spot price in this capacity range was occupied by Western Digitals 120GB External Firewire 7200 RPM at an unchanged spot price of $228. The lowest spot price was occupied by Western Digitals Caviar 128GB EIDE Ultra ATA/100, 7200RPM at $118, down only slightly from its last spot price of $119.95.

120 GB Drives


Product Vendor Previous Price Current Price Reflected Change Part Number Capacity Rotation Speed Check Prices Cache Size
Special Edition Caviar 120GB (Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $132.00 $131.00 -1.00 WD1200JB 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices 8 MB
Caviar 120GB (EIDE, Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $119.95 $118.00 -1.95 WD1200BB 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
120GB (External Firewire, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $228.00 $228.00 0.00 WD1200B002RNN 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
120GB EIDE UDMA-133 HD 7200 FDB Maxtor $119.00 $119.00 0.00 6Y120L0 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices
Personal Storage 5000DV 120GB (USB, Firewire, 7200RPM) Maxtor $228.00 $228.00 0.00 T01J120 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
Deskstar 120GXP 120GB (Ultra DMA/ATA/100, 7200 RPM) IBM $128.00 $123.00 -5.00 07N9219 120 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB

80 GB Drives


Product Vendor Previous Price Current Price Reflected Change Part Number Capacity Rotation Speed Check Prices Cache Size
Special Editon Caviar 80GB (EIDE, Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $96.00 $96.00 0.00 WD800JB 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices 8 MB
Caviar 80GB (EIDE, Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $79.00 $86.00 +7.00 WD800BB 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices -
80GB 1394/FI Rewire Interface, 7200RPM External Hard Drive Western Digital $178.00 $178.00 0.00 WD800B002RNN 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices -
5000LE 80GB (USB 2.0 5400RPM) Maxtor $184.99 $189.95 +4.96 V01J080 80 GB 5400 RPM check prices 2 MB
80GB EIDE 5400RPM UDMA 100 3.5LP Maxtor $94.99 $103.00 +8.01 4K080H4 80 GB 5400 RPM check prices 2 MB
Deskstar 120GXP (EIDE, Ultra ATA/100,7200RPM) IBM $85.00 $85.00 0.00 07N8084 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
Barracuda 80GB (EIDE Serial ATA, 7200 RPM) Seagate $134.00 $134.95 +0.95 ST380023AS 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices 8 MB
Barracuda 80GB (EIDE Ultra ATA/100, 7200 RPM) Seagate $95.00 $93.00 -2.00 ST380021A 80 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB

60 GB Drives


Product Vendor Previous Price Current Price Reflected Change Part Number Capacity Rotation Speed Check Prices Cache Size
Retail Pkg 60GB Caviar EIDE, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100 Western Digital Not Available Not Available Not Available WD600BBRTL 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
Deskstar 180GXP 80GB (EIDE, ATA-6, 7200RPM) IBM $96.50 $92.00 -4.50 07N9685 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
Travelstar 60GH (Ultra ATA/100, 2.5in, 5400RPM) IBM $329.00 $329.00 0.00 07N8328 60 GB 5400 RPM check prices 2 MB
60GB EIDE Ultra ATA/100 9.5MS 7200RPM Barracuda Seagate $87.29 $74.80 -12.49 ST360021A 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices -
DiamondMax Plus 60GB (EIDE, UDMA-133, 7200 RPM) Maxtor $79.00 $84.12 +5.12 6Y060L0 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
MAXTOR 60GB ULTRA ATA/133 7.2K Maxtor $79.00 $83.00 +4.00 6L060J3 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
60GB EIDE 7200RPM UDMA 100 3.5LP Maxtor $79.00 $83.00 +4.00 5T060H6 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
60.0GB EIDE ULTRA-ATA/100 7200RPM Western Digital $69.00 $80.00 +11.00 WD600BB 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices -
60GB EIDE ULTRA ATA-5 DESKSTAR 7200RPM 60GXP IBM $85.00 $85.00 0.00 07N6655 60 GB 7200 RPM check prices -

40 GB Drives


Product Vendor Previous Price Current Price Reflected Change Part Number Capacity Rotation Speed Check Prices Cache Size
Caviar 40GB (EIDE, ATA, 7200 RPM) Western Digital $65.00 $65.00 0.00 WD400BB 40021 MB 7200 RPM check prices 2 MB
Diamond MaxPlus D740X 40GB (Ultra ATA/133, 7200 RPM) Maxtor $65.00 $65.00 0.00 6L040J2 Rocket Fuel