Generally, hard drive prices in Australia are influenced by global trends in the storage industry, as well as local supply and demand factors. In recent years, the prices of hard drives have been decreasing gradually, as advances in technology have allowed for more efficient manufacturing processes and increased competition among manufacturers.
As of 2023, it’s likely that hard drive prices in Australia will continue to decrease over time, although there may be some temporary fluctuations due to various factors such as changes in supply and demand, geopolitical events, or natural disasters.
Here’s the latest hard drives prices for Australia in 2023:
|Hard Drive Size||Price|
|External Portable (2.5″) Standard Hard Drives|
|External SSD (2.5″) Hard Drives|
|Internal Standard (3.5″) Hard Drives for Desktop|
|Internal SSD’s (2.5″) for Laptop & Desktop|
Where to Buy Hard Drive in Australia
There are many retailers in Australia that sell hard drives. Here are some of the most popular options:
- JB Hi-Fi: JB Hi-Fi is a popular electronics retailer in Australia that offers a range of hard drives from various brands.
- Officeworks: Officeworks is a retail chain that sells office supplies, technology, and furniture. They offer a range of hard drives from well-known brands such as Seagate, Western Digital, and Toshiba.
- Harvey Norman: Harvey Norman is a well-known electronics retailer in Australia that sells a range of hard drives from various brands, including Seagate, Western Digital, and Toshiba.
- Amazon Australia: Amazon Australia is an online retailer that sells a range of hard drives from various brands, with the option for quick delivery.
- Computer Alliance: Computer Alliance is an Australian online computer and electronics store that specializes in computer hardware and software. They offer a wide range of hard drives from well-known brands.
These are just a few examples of where you can buy hard drives in Australia. You can also check out other retailers such as Umart, Mwave, and Scorptec for more options.
The Cost Per Gigabyte
As noted earlier, our hard drive cost per gigabyte had fallen to a little over $0.03 by the end of 2017. At that point 8TB drives were our primary drives. Over the next few years we added 12TB, 14TB, and 16TB drives to the mix and the average cost per gigabyte continued to decrease as shown in the chart below.
- Prices above are not based on size but on per gigabyte.
- Backblaze is a wholesale hard drive purchaser, meaning consumer prices will be slightly higher
- Thailand is one of the largest hard drive manufacturers in the world, and the flood in 2017 which halted production, drastically increased the short term cost of hard drives
Hopefully after reading the above guide you’re a little more in the know about which hard drive to buy and where to buy it from.
If you have any other questions about hard drive prices or which one to get, let me know in the comments below.