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Hard Drive Prices Spike on Thailand Flooding - PCstats.com Hard Drive Prices Spike on Thailand Flooding
Thu, October 27 2011 | 4:34PM | PermaLink Feedback?
PCPer.com reports in increased hard drive prices due to a major flood in Thailand which has impacted HDD manufacturers; "Chances are good you have heard about the recent flooding in Thailand - as Yahoo puts it: "The country's worst flooding in half a century, caused in part by unusually heavy monsoon rain, has killed 373 people since mid-July and disrupted the lives of nearly 2.5 million." Obviously this is a horrific disaster and we feel for the people affected by it.

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But there is a tech angle to the story that has been showing up in many of our discussions as late and is the impact this disaster has had on the production of spindle-based hard drives. While we used to talk about finding 2TB hard drives in the $89 price range, the best prices we could find on comparable units today start at $129; and this is for the slower units. Western Digital Caviar Black drives are starting at unit prices of $229 now!"

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