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HDD Pricewatch: How the Thai Floods Have Affected Prices

jjslash (2466102) writes | more than 2 years ago

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jjslash (2466102) writes "The hard disk drive supply chain was hit hard late last year when a series of floods struck Thailand. The Asian country accounts for about a quarter of the world's hard drive production, but thousands of factories had to close shop for weeks as facilities were under water, in what is considered the world's fourth costliest natural disaster according to World Bank estimates. That's on top of the human cost of over 800 lives. TechSpot has monitored a number of mobile and desktop HDDs to get a better overview of how the situation has developed in the last three months."
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High prices will stay (1)

byrtolet (1353359) | more than 2 years ago | (#38952173)

I think the high prices will stay for a long time. I believe that last year's low prices will not be reached until 2014.

The problem is that no seller will sell at low prices if it can sell at high ones. And the floodings is a very good excuse fot this.

Also I'm really disappointed that the SSD prices aren't going down.

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