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How To Monitor Amazon For Price Drops

Sun 26 July 2009 #Misc


I’m going to run out of hard drive space at some point. I’ve got 1.5TB drives in my Drobo right now, I wonder when the 3TB drives will come out so I can just upgrade them in place for double the capacity…

First I looked up when each of the last several capacity jumps were announced. Google news did the trick: 500MB in 2005, 1TB in 2007, 1.5TB in 2008, 2TB in 2009.


Then I plugged my data into Excel and used the ’trend’ formula.


Voila. 3TB is coming out September 3rd, 2012. And that’s about what IDC said.


Want to buy a blu-ray movie, but not interested in paying full price? Search on CamelCamelCamel for what you want then subscribe to the associated “3rd party used price” RSS feed (look for the RSS icon: 9). You’ll get an RSS update each time the price changes.