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    If the following article is to be believed, it will be nine months before HDD prices return to pre-Thailand flood levels.

    KitGuru has been in contact with senior officials from some of the channel’s leading players and the answer is a devastating 9 months.

    From the time that the first floods hit production, to the time when hard drive prices will return to the sort of levels we had in September 2011, will be a lengthy 9 months.

    Around the start of summer 2012, we will finally see the channel price for a 1TB drive settle back down around the £25 mark. (Source)

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    Not a problem if your a Mac User though:-

    Apple’s purchasing teams have made it crystal clear to hard drive suppliers across Europe that the consignment stocks they are holding (and which have been promised to Mr Job’s company) had better remain untouched by greedy hands, or the consequences will be ‘severe and long lasting’.
    Source (Whoever say's that money isnt everything is just poor!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    The thing is, they can put this down to a shortage if they like, we all know they have massive stocks of the stuff in their warehouse. Hell when I did temp work for Amazon they had over 500 of the same HDD.
    A lot of PC componant manufacturers carry little to no stock, and manufacture to meet demand. Retailers may well carry stocks, but the numbers are tiny compared to the actual consumption of these componants. Supply and demand will always dictate the market prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    A lot of PC componant manufacturers carry little to no stock, and manufacture to meet demand. Retailers may well carry stocks, but the numbers are tiny compared to the actual consumption of these componants. Supply and demand will always dictate the market prices.
    Precisely. The demand is estimated to be something like 120 million units next quarter. Retailers having 500 in stock will be nothing really.

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    This might just kill the hd market if they push down the ssd prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    This might just kill the hd market if they push down the ssd prices
    We can only hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    This might just kill the hd market if they push down the ssd prices
    The trouble is unless they can massively increase production SSD prices will probably go up. <ore people will be buying them because of the price/availability of traditional HDs.

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    I see Scan are now rationing hard drives to 2 per order. I wonder how long until other suppliers begin to follow suit?
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    Scan have had that for about a week now...

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    Nephilim is right. That's old news!

    NewEgg are doing the same in the US, but the limit is three drives per customer.

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    Another two years before prices return to normal? I hope not.

    Although Seagate's factories weren't directly impacted by the huge flooding in Thailand, the company has been affected by the inventory shortages of components crucial to its supply chain. All Things D recently interviewed Seagate CEO Steve Luczo, who assessed the road that lies ahead for the industry: supply shortages will continue until at least late 2012, and the industry may not return to normal until the end of 2013. (Source)

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    The mechanical hard disk industry will be dead by 2013, long live the SSD!

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    Apparently HD prices were rising at 5% per day!

    Price comparison site Idealo.co.uk has revealed that disk drive prices were rising by more than 5 per cent a day in the aftermath of the crisis in Thailand that sent supply chains into a tailspin.
    The worst flooding in the country for more than half a century led to panic buying in the channel and subsequent accusations that vendors, distributors and resellers are profiteering on the back of the disaster.
    Disk drive prices swell 5% every DAY in floods aftermath ? Channel Register

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Time to buy SSDs...
    when you buy all those SSD's for the SAN you were looking into, if you get a free SSD maybe you can send one my way ?

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    HDDs are going to get even more expensive next month.

    Tied in a strangling knot by the Thai floods, the world could be shy of 70 million disk drives this quarter, sending retail prices rocketing, limiting PC supplies and creating an opening for flash drives.

    Taiwanese manufacturers in the PC supply chain reckon we will see 110 to 130 million hard disk drives (HDD) this quarter instead of the 180 million needed to satisfy demand, a 50-70 million shortfall, reports Digitimes. Supplies could improve as early as the first quarter of next year but it might take the whole of 2012, and even some of 2013 before supply is fully back to normal.

    Retail channels in Taiwan have seen a 20 to 30 per cent HDD price rise since the flooding shortages commenced and another 10 per cent rise is expected in December. Vendors with substantial OEM supply contracts get priority – leaving retail buyers scrambling for the scraps. (Source)

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