Planning to buy a hard disk in the near future? Now is a good time.

Sushubh

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If you need to buy a hard drive or two, now might be a good time, because there’s probably going to be a shortage soon. The floods in Thailand are disrupting the operations of both of the world’s leading suppliers of hard drives, Seagate Technology and Western Digital.

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HailStonE

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Prices have already risen by ~500-600 bucks... Further price rise is expected. First $ crisis & now this. :(
 

xyx2000

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They should start manufacturing in india
 


Sushubh

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hard disks are probably as complicated as micro-processors these days. india simply do not have the resources to provide a good environment for manufacturing of such products. Intel was once planning to establish a chip manufacturing plant in india. they picked israel over india simply because of the infrastructure problems in india.
 

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I don't like tablets. Govt of india's next gadget sponsor should be a 1tb SSD(read write 1000MB/s) for 500 rupees.
 


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Expect these high prices stay for around six months. WD manufacturing facilities are affected. Segate is safe and they just increased price to make some cash.
 

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@ nehru place they are not even telling the price of HDD these days , they call 1st to check the rates LOL
 

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Not Knowing the prices of Internal Seagate HDD I went to the Shop. When i asked him about 1TB Hdd he said its for Rs 5000.I was wondering why he was Telling me that much. When i came back home and checked the prices online I was surprised to see the prices g up twice. 4 Months back i bought a 1Tb Hdd for 2750. Now its Freaking 5000.
 

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Wonder how long its gonna take for the price to come back to normal... (I was lucky to get a WD 2TB Caviar Green for 70$ from US just a month ago now it is @ freaking 175$ )
 
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