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Old 08 Nov 2011, 21:15
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Need a Hard Drive - WAIT

Well, it's happened. Floods in Tailand have pretty much taken out the Western Digital and Toshiba hard drive factories.

A 500Gb drive I purchased 3 weeks ago for $39.00 is now $119.00.

Don't expect prices to return to normal until late next year (I hope).
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 09:31
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I'm glad I purchased my 2 TB NAS before these price jumps.
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 22:04
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^ I went to order one so I could RAID but the price was up from a few weeks ago $119 to over $400... speechless, left me in awe even.

One tip though... I was speaking to someone in Staples today as I was purchasing my wife a new laptop and he said most places still have them at a decent price UNTIL THIS WEEKS ADS are over - so try your local stores if you need one, usually I get out online for much less however if your going to need one this week might be the last unless for a while unless you want to pay a arm and a leg.
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 22:11
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Flooding in thailand where the majority of the worlds hdds are produced are cuasing production/supply problems.
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 22:12
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Flooding in thailand where the majority of the worlds hdds are produced are cuasing production/supply problems.
Yeah, we got the heads-up a couple of weeks back from our hardware vendors, to give our customers early warning.
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Old 11 Nov 2011, 20:07
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Are SSD price affected as well?
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Old 12 Nov 2011, 13:01
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Thank god I bought a 500gb toshiba drive two months ago and a Western Digital 2,5 TB 6months ago....thanks for the info!
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Old 12 Nov 2011, 14:13
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Are SSD price affected as well?
No.

As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see SSD drive prices drop.
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Old 13 Nov 2011, 02:52
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Surprising, in Australia I just purchased a 2T external " Iomega' for $89. they seem to be selling all drives on special at the moment. This may alter dramatically soon though.
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