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Vito

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PostSubject: Hard Drive Prices Soaring   Hard Drive Prices Soaring EmptyMon Nov 21, 2011 5:18 pm

If y'all happen to notice that hard drive prices have skyrocketed (meaning, more than doubled) recently, there's a reason: flooding in Thailand.

Western Digital produces half of the world's hard drives, and half of WD's hard drives are produced in Thailand. WD's Thailand plant currently has about 4 feet of water on the production floor. So, about 25% of the world's hard drive manufacturing capacity just went to hell.

It looks like it's going to be about 4 to 6 months before production returns to anything like normal.

Shit! I've got a big project coming up — one for which I'll need a shitload of 1TB drives.

See how we get spoiled? Five years ago, 1TB drives didn't even exist. Now we bitch if we can't get 'em dirt cheap. Hard Drive Prices Soaring 710492

jocolor

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Prices Soaring   Hard Drive Prices Soaring EmptyMon Nov 21, 2011 5:29 pm

Brings to mind the RAM shortage a few years back--that was fire at a factory, not water, if memory (hah!) serves, but same basic supply problem.
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Vito

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Prices Soaring   Hard Drive Prices Soaring EmptyMon Nov 21, 2011 5:59 pm

Yep.

This will be a boon to the other hard drive manufacturers...especially those who don't have operations in Thailand. Hitachi will be affected; their mobile (2.5") drives are made in Thailand. Seagate's main plant is in China, but they manufacture some sub-assemblies in Thailand. It appears that Samsung and Toshiba won't be affected...but with the same demand chasing a diminished supply, prices on all drives have gone up.

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