The massive flooding in Thailand late last year put thousands of hard drive factories under water. Hard drive prices skyrocketed as a result and have remained high since. These charts map out the prices over intervening months.
Over at TechSpot they’ve compiled charts and graphs of hard drive prices over the last six months documenting wild price increases. How wild are we talking? The Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB was $179 before the flooding and is now a whopping $429.99. Even less dramatically impacted models are still 60-80% more expensive than they were half a year ago.
Hit up the link below for the full article with comparisons of desktop and notebook hard drives.
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- Published 02/8/12