If you’ve been watching PC component prices lately, you might have noticed that hard drives have gone up in price but as much as 50% or more.
SSDs (solid state drives) have also risen slightly but nowhere near the same level.
The reason? The devastating floods in Thailand. The majority of the world’s platter-based hard drives come out of the Thai technology basin and the floods have affected drive production along with everything else.
At this stage, word is that prices probably won’t drop until April 2012 with online sources suggesting More >