Hard Drives: A Near-Losing Venture

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Because we can now buy 160GB of hard drive space for $44 we're all putting hard drive manus out of business. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I have no sympathy for hard drive manufacturers' low profits. Sure, the price war has made storage more affordable than ever, but hardware guru Om of GigaOm is talking about Western Digital's profits of only $151 million on $3.05 billion in sales. Personally, I'd rather pay higher storage costs than buy drives that die just after the one year warranty.

Storage, the Rodney Dangerfield of technology [GigaOm]