- Jul 20, 2005
Discovered this first hand today when I looked at hard drive prices for a laptop I'm working on that's developing bad sectors. Paid around half of what they cost now just a month ago.Interestingly, hard drive prices are now all over the map. At brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy, prices seem to have stayed the same, but at online stores like Newegg.com, prices have gone up significantly. A 500GB internal drive had been selling for under $80 but now is selling for more like $110. My guess is the higher prices will become more standard as the supply of drives shrinks.