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

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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