True, the price war rages on among the manufacturers of new HDDs. Things are not much better with used devices.
At Computer Surplus Outlet, based in Las Vegas, NV, you may find IDE interface HDDs with 40MB for only $9! And this price is for single quantity.
At this rate, they won’t be too expensive by the bushel, even with the 30-day warranty.
There are also some CD-ROM drives at $14, floppy disk drives for $3, etc. Most of the units were recovered from working computers. Here are just a few of the stunning prices for HDDs: