the HDD market is now starting to rebound with year-over-year unit shipment growth of 7.7% in 2012 and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% for the 2011-2016 forecast period, which sounds very healthy. So, will this result in HDD prices sinking to their pre-disaster levels? Apparently not, as it looks like the industry (composed now of just two players) looks to "reset" pricing to somewhere in the middle of the two extremes
These new prices are going to stay.
pre-flood it was 4 players, now only 2.