Have HDD prices gone up because of shortage?
The massive flooding in Thailand the other month may have affected the supply of hard disk drives globally and it’s expected that prices of storage devices will increase in the following months.
I have a classmate from high school working for Western Digital in Thailand and have asked for details how the company is really affected and what to expect (apparently, most HDD manufacturers operated in Thailand).
In the same note, I have also been monitoring the prices of HDDs in local market.
While prices of HDD in most local stores have remained stable so far, I’ve noticed they’re all pushing their inventories to include even the old ones (smaller capacities down to 80GB).
However, in some stores, I’ve noticed prices of 1TB HDDs have increased from under Php4k to about Php5k. That translates to about 25% price hike. Haven’t really seen a trend across the entire line but we might soon find out in the next couple of months.
Anybody else noticed the price increases in hard disk drives lately?