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HDD Volumes To Restore 80% in Q1 2012

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  1. btarunr

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    In what could alleviate high prices of hard disk drives (HDDs) after the devastating flood in Thailand that affected HDD foundries, industry sources predict that the reconstruction efforts of these foundries, led by Western Digital, will pay off to a large extant. In Q1 2012 alone, global volumes of HDDs are expected to restore to 80% of what they were before the floods. The global production of HDDs will increase to 140-145 million units.

    HDD vendors across the board have exhausted their inventories in Dec-Jan when they supply PC/notebook ODMs their inventories of HDDs, but they haven't hiked quotes due to the off-season that followed. However, the flood situation isn't the only factor that will affect HDD prices. With increase in prices of raw materials, components, and labour-costs, HDD prices are expected to go up 30-40%.

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    Source: DigiTimes
     
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    Every excuse comes in handy to increase prices...
     
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    Yeah tell me about it ,gee sh they were for a 2tb hd last year around $85 now they are around $175-$185,Now they want increase them 30-40% again get real,People will just buy SDD,and run there old HD for storage.
     
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    So happy I bought my 2TBs for storage last year, got both for like 90 bucks total. Now the same terrabyte drives are like 160 bucks for some odd reason. Just going to hope these never die and buy bigger SSDs as the years go on.
     
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    just when I have to buy 10TB -_-
     
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    i dont think so the price will not increase 40% from the current price from the old price
    so there will be a drop in price just not as low as before:shadedshu
     
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    Supply & demand... they only have demand now because their supply is low... once their supply issue is solved then they will have to drop prices to get rid of the excess stock to the average consumer and keep that balance.

    Im sure most people like myself used to buy a new HDD when upgrading their PC as they were so cheap... the kind of crap that most home users (including myself) store on their 1TB+ HDD's is so petty anyways that its not worth paying big money for.
     
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    Well even at the higher prices people are still buying them. I don't see the prices coming down any time soon.
     
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    WD> Samsung "man prices are so low per GB, if only we could raise them to make more money"

    Samsung>WD "yea man, but how??"



    Thailand Floods happen :eek:.......


    WD> Samsung "Yo, you thinking what I am :cool:"

    Samsung> WD "hell yea bro :rockout:"



    ...................... After a while when things look set to be returning to normal


    WD> Samsung "Shit we can't milk the floods any longer, any ideas?? :banghead: "

    Samsung> WD "Well we could say that raw materials have increased substantially even though HDD production is back up and we haven't reduced the cost per GB to what it was before the floods it will give us an excuse to hike them up to where they were when they were at their highest during the quote haha shortage!!!"

    WD> Samsung "Shit man, thats some clever thinking right there, hahahaha suckerzzzzzzzzzz :nutkick: "
     
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    /passes n-ster a beer.

    We might be here awhile ;)

    I've been waiting since the floods. Had a cute ITX system with 6 x 2TB all planned out, just saved up enough to pay for it, than bam! The prices jumped.
     
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    ftfy

    Samsung isn't in the HDD business anymore.
     
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    Seagate already found a way to save some extra money, reduce warranty to one year for some models :/
     
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    RIP Samsung HDD Division

    Lovely, ain't Oligopolies a beautiful thing :shadedshu
     
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    WD did the same thing first.
     
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    I will never take mechanical hard drives for granted again haha
     
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    Aw fuck this, I'm getting an SSD.
     
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    I wonder if we will see a day that ssd are cheeper then hdd per gb.
     
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    Don't be surprised if the supply doesn't reach pre-flood levels any time soon. Hard drive manufacturers have realized that they can make hefty profits by reducing the supply, and there are only two big manufacturers left in the game.
     
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    And Seagate one-upped WD by reducing their hard drive warranties even more.
     
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    SSDs starting to look more attractive for me :D

    what is this the oil market?!!!!
    they would be shooting themselves in the foot because SSDs are the future
     
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    30-40%?! You mean, 100-200% right?
     

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