HDD Price Watch: The Impact of Thailand’s Floods

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 8th, 2012

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.

HDD Price Watch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods [TechSpot]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/8/12
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