Hard Drives … get your Hard Drives! While supplies last!

Thailand has had a major adverse effect on the supply of hard drives in the last two weeks. Approximately half of the world’s hard disk drives are produced in Thailand. In the last two weeks, we’ve seen both Western Digital and Toshiba suspend production, due to flooding in factories. Western digital issued a press statement early last week (17 October 2011) assuring that their employees remain safe, but warning that the floods would affect its ability to meet customer demand for its products in the December quarter. This is despite the company’s other facilities in Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S. being fully operational.

While Seagate’s factories have not been flooded, there have been issues in the supply of components that are sourced through the local Thai market.

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One thought on “Hard Drives … get your Hard Drives! While supplies last!

  1. What Tad is saying here is very important. Much like what happened with Japan earlier in the year, there’s going to be a shortage of the supply of hard drives, and it’s going to affect the IT market.

    If you think you need drives now…wait until 4 months from now. Prices WILL go up, and supply WILL go down. Please be prepared…don’t say we didn’t warn you.

    Have questions? Call your rep here at the Mall. 🙂

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