HDD Situation - Three Months In

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:30 am 
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Anyone that's been looking for a HDD (Hard Disk Drive) since about October and especially November of last year knows about the flooding that has caused both a shortage of products and a spike in price. This article is an interesting look at the trend... And it doesn't look like it's getting that much better - yet.

HDD Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods

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Things seem to be getting a little better here in the UK.

I've just ordered a new Seagate Momentus XT 500GB for £99.00 from Amazon, although delivery is not for 3 weeks. A little more expensive than it was before the floods but a lot less than they went to straight afterward.

Unfortunately it will take the people there a lot longer to recover!

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Looks like major relief is in sight!

Production is set to increase to 140-145 million units in the first quarter of 2012, or about 80 percent of where it was prior to when the flooding hit. Though prices remain to be seen as component costs are higher than pre-flood.

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