Computer hard drive prices predicted to remain high throughout 2012 and 2013

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Hard drive prices have remained consistently high throughout 2012, but analysts predict they will do so through 2014. This is due to the 2011 typhoon season and related flooding in Thailand that took major hard drive manufacturers offline and damaged factory facilities. Unfortunately, PC manufacturers saw the impending crisis and locked in contracts to insure they would be provided an …

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Data Killer – Could tape & hard drive shredding & “DOD” wipes be a thing of the past?

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Currently, the ONLY true way to ensure that your data is not recovered from an old hard drive is to destroy that drive by shredding it. In the video below, you will see a device that has the potential for erasing the data using the same method that was used to record that information, albeit much more powerful. It remains …

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Analysts predict hard drive supplies could run out by end of November due to Thailand’s flood situation #HDDShortage

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Remember what I said back on Oct 25th about the hard drive shortage? Then I rambled a bit more and went as far as to say, “Don’t Panic“??? I think I misled you.  I now upgrade my opinion to, “OKAY, PANIC”. According to numerous articles citing industry experts and analysts, we’re seeing a total 180 from the “relax, everything is …

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HP updates channel partners regarding flooding situation in Thailand #HDDShortage

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We received the following notification from HP regarding the flooding situation in Thailand and the subsequent hard drive and component shortage: Dear HP Channel Partners, HP is deeply saddened by the recent flooding in Thailand. The extent of the damage is devastating and our hearts go out to each person in Thailand negatively impacted by this tragedy. In light of …

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

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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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Planning on purchasing a new notebook? Have you considered an SSD instead of an HDD?

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If you were told you have an “SSD”, you might think you would need a round of antibiotics to clear that up, but in reality, it is a good thing! SSDs, or Solid State Drives are becoming common place, though they have been around for a while. The price has been what has held back sales since the beginning, but …

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