How come non-slim HDDs are now so expensive?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by BlueStar, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. BlueStar
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    OK, so I've got a non-slim 360 and since I bought it all those years ago I've been happy with the 20gb HDD that came with it - just installing the game I'm playing at the moment along with updates etc. Now BF3 and the texture pack have filled it to capacity and I've asked Santa for a fair few games for Christmas so I want to upgrade it to a 250gb. When I last looked into it, play.com were selling official 250gb ones for £60. Back in May, Asda were selling them for £30. Now the cheapest I can find are £100-£130. I could buy a new fucking Xbox for that! Even the fake ones (which I don't particularly want to deal with) are £75, while the genuine slim 250gb drives are going for about £60.

    Did they just stop making them and they've become collectors items or what?
     
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    Which would make sense, but how come slim drives are still cheap?
     
  4. Devin

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    It'd make more sense to buy a Slim HDD, take it out of the casing, and throw it into a Phat Xbox enclosure.
     
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    Since you can take an old 360 drive apart, and put that in the slim, maybe you can do it in reverse to?
    Buy a cheaper, slim drive, open it up and swap it into the old 360 hard drive case/connector?

    *edit* bah Devin beat me to it lol.
     
  6. BlueStar
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    Hmm, that might be worth looking into.
     
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    I forgot
    I assume because Microsoft is trying to force us into leaving our Phats behind and getting a Slim.
     
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    maybe they dont produce many of the non slim hdds anymore, so the prices go up for the poor suckers who still want one (includes me too)