The three biggest HDD manufacturers are clearly communicating with each other and working together. Why else did they sell SMR drives under the guise of regular drives at the same time? Inb4 “it was just a coincidence lololol!”.
Internal HDDs are still expensive and prices will most likely never drop. This screams price fixing. Again, we know for a fact that they are scheming together. At this point, we’ll most likely never see a $100 storage device at 20TB until our great great grandkids are born and that’s not an exaggeration.