[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Thu Nov 3 19:59:32 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 15:30 -0400, James Hall wrote:
>> Not so much cashing in as a lot of production capacity is down, so
>> there's less of a supply but demand is unaffected, driving the prices
>> up. It's econ 101 really.
> Yes.  That's called "cashing in".  Those $140 hard drives are no more
> expensive to manufacture, stock, distribute and finally sell than they
> were a month ago at $80.

Unless you factor in the cost of cleaning up a recently flooded
factory, in which case the next batch of disks to be built definitely
are more expensive to manufacture.

I can't see any likely way this flood would have a net positive effect
on disk manufacturers.


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