Due to devistating floods in Thailand the price of harddisks are likely to go up sharply in the next month.
Western Digital has been the hardest hit so far, but Toshiba also have up to 1 meter or water though out there factory. Seagate are the least effected.
The Worldwide hard drive production total in the last quarter of the year is expected to be about 120 million units, down from 176 million in previous quarter.
No manufacturer has run out yet, but it won’t be long.
So if you are looking for new computer harddisks or planning an upgrade now is the time to buy.