Re: Main market not freetards ... ?
...so you are basically arguing that much of the demand for bare drives is relatively inelastic.
Businesses are probably have much less flexibility when it comes to avoiding overpriced kit. While they could certainly try to avoid new acquisitions, their purchases are more driven by "need" versus "mere want". So the petrol analogy fits pretty well for the business segment.
It doesn't for the consumer segment. It's a luxury good. If you price to too high people say "why bother" or "I think I will wait a bit".
Thus the the differences in prices.
Although, if my array fills up and I can't afford an upgrade then I stop buying DVDs.