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Vol. 7 No. 9 November 2008

Hard drive prices down across the board

Hard drive prices down across the board Hard drive prices are down this month among all of the categories we track. The biggest drop is for the 750GB SATA drive, down 10% since last month to $180, part of its continued six-month slide. Among tape drives, the SDLT-320 dropped, but SDLT-600 rose 4% and is up overall since the summer. The cost of an LTO-4 drive keeps going down, paring a little more than 6% off its price this month. Media prices haven't budged much over the past few months, although LTO-3 and LTO-4 registered drops of approximately 5% and 3%, respectively. Hard disk drives Tape drives Media all charts show average cost per unit

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Features in this issue

  • Economy down, salaries up

    by  Ellen O'Brien

    Our sixth annual Storage Salary Survey shows storage salaries are rising overall, and climbing even higher as the number of terabytes managed increases. Experienced storage pros remain in demand but many respondents say that heavier workloads, smaller staffs, longer hours and tighter budgets are all contributing to stress and making the job of managing storage even tougher.

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