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    Unhappy Hard Drive Prices Spike on Thailand Flooding

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    Default Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

    yea, prices jumped to double in the night thursday on friday over here ... bad bad timing as i need 4 more drives...
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    Angry Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

    More bad news about high hard drive prices.
    From Seagate says hard drive industry will take a year to recover | PC Perspective:
    Last month we noticed that hard drive prices were spiking very high and we took a quick look at exactly why this was: most notably, the devastating flooding in Thailand. While at one point you could buy 2TB hard drives for under the $100 mark when on special, those days seem long gone. Our original story quoted the CEO of Western Digital as saying it could take "multiple quarters" for recovery to occur.

    According to this quote seen on Bloomberg, Seagate's CEO, Stephen Luczo, says it might be much worse:
    The projections by some Wall Street analysts that production will be back to pre-flood levels by summer are nonsense, Luczo says.
    “This is going to take a lot longer than people are assuming, until the end of 2012 at least,” he says. “And by then, demand will have gone up.”
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

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    prices have dipped slightly on samsung hdd's here,but everyone wanting hdd's atm means they run out of stock quick,used to be around £150 now down to £70,but had mine when they were £46
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

    I paid $80 for my 2TB Samsung HD204UI hdd from Newegg several months ago. Current Newegg price is $180....ouch !!!

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    yeah im so glad i bought mine before the price hike,my only regret is not grabbing another two or three at the same time,just hope they come back down to sensible prices as they are great drives,btw i read that seagate only bought out the 2.5" samsung market not the 3.5"
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

    I hope that Samsung continues to manufacture 3.5" drives.
    I usually buy Western Digital, but both of my Samsung drives have been excellent.

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    Only other drive I've used was a seagate and boy was it noisy,sounded like a diesel
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Prices Spike onThailand Flooding

    Did the Seagate smell like a diesel too? :)

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