Thailand is under water and hard drive manufacturers are closed down. Prices for everyone across the board, from suppliers to end users shooting skyward.
EVERY device that uses a hard drive (HDD) will ultimately go up in price, if it has not already. DVR manufacturers have contacted us telling of surcharges for hard drives, in addition to the “market price”. Computer manufacturers have told us there may be delays in getting computers out the door, and system builders have limited their quotes to only 7 days before they must be requoted due to the volatility of the market.
Below are a few typical drives and how much they cost currently, with a historical look back… This information comes courtesy of www.camelcamelcamel.com.
Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB Bulk/OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM