Visualization of Hard Drive Price Inflation Due to Thailand’s Flood Induced Shortage

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 9 Comments

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”. …

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The Global Hard Drive Shortage is Becoming an Issue for Computer Repair / Service Businesses

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Yesterday I wrote about the hard drive shortage due to the flooding in Thailand (here)… At the time, we were not actually feeling the affects, however, 24hrs later, we sure are! The same terabyte SATA drives which sold for 60 dollars back on October 3rd, are approaching 140 dollars each today, and many vendors have sold out of them. Those …

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World-wide shortage of hard drives coming! Lack of availability will drive costs skyward! #EverybodyPanic

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It’s all over the news, Thailand has been affected by flooding in a treacherous monsoon season.  Yeah yeah yeah, what does that mean? Unfortunately, it appears that just shy of half of all hard drive parts are manufactured in Thailand, and the flooding has forced closures at those manufacturing facilities. In one article, it states that Toshiba has halted hard …

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