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linw
17-11-2011, 02:13 PM
Couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at HDD prices the other day. Wow. The blame lies with the Thai floods, apparently.

Luckily found a 1TB ext for $89 for a friend. Cheaper to get these and remove the drive instead of paying around $220 for a bare drive.

wratterus
17-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Yep, it's rather bad....

MrRSoul
17-11-2011, 02:32 PM
Dont expect the prices to come down soon either. It looks as if most of the major manufacturers have serious production issues and they will give preferential supply to their OEM partners because they probably have supply agreements in place.

Netsukeninja
18-11-2011, 02:23 PM
Would this affect SSD production or just mechanical drives?

pctek
18-11-2011, 04:06 PM
It will affect all parts made primarily in Thailand.

blanco
18-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Read this report regarding the HDD price increases:

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/what-you-can-do-about-soaring-hard-drive-prices/

gum digger
19-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Time to use those IDE drives lying around.

linw
20-11-2011, 07:56 AM
Nah, 40GB drives don't cut it anymore!!