[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?
myth at robinhill.me.uk
Thu Nov 3 19:33:25 UTC 2011
On Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 06:21:34 +1100, John Haywood wrote:
> On 04/11/2011, at 6:18 AM, George Galt <george.galt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was thinking of updating my hardware before the end of the year only
> > to discover that the price on hard drives seems to have jumped
> > significantly. A month or so ago, I was finding 2TB drives for
> > ~$80US, now it's hard to find something for under $140US. What gives?
> > Does anyone have any information
> That would be due to the floods in Thailand, according to our supplier.
Indeed. WD have stopped all production as their factory is under water
Toshiba have also had their plant flooded, and last I heard, Seagate
were facing component shortages as their suppliers had been flooded out
(though their production line was still running okay).
Don't expect prices to go down anytime soon either - suggestions are the
prices could double again from where they are now.
( ' } | Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> |
/ / ) | Little Jim says .... |
// !! | "He fallen in de water !!" |
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