prices will remain high until 2014 thanks to long-term agreements between computer makers and hard drive makers
The flooding in Thailand led to a 29% reduction in the number of hard drives shipped in Q4 2012. That significant reduction in shipments is expected to end and production will be completely recovered by Q3 of 2012. The company reports that hard drive shipments increased by 18% to 145 million units in Q1 2012 and in Q2 increase by 10% to 159 million units.
Just thought you might find this interesting, since at the same time prices for SSD drives are running at or under $1 US per GB for reasonable size drives. 90Gb to 256Gb
At the same time today I saw a 2Tb External for $99.99 on sale of course, so it could be worse.
I put this here but maybe news?
Edited by rotor123, 11 June 2012 - 11:10 AM.