Western Digital drives prices will not fall and remains because of the floods
The situation in the market for Hard Drives is very strange, with the prices of hard drives through the roof because of a situation that we already explained above : essentially a duopoly between Seagate and Western Digital (holding 85% of the world production), who would be setting prices.
So do not expect the lower cost, at least in the short term. And in this Western Digital aired to argue that:
“There are many added costs now. Western Digital a lot of money spent on fixing damage, continued operation of factories, which still was paid to people-and in mitigating the risks of more flooding. “
So floods in thailand , an area where several factories of Western Digital, remains the industry argument to justify high prices, which are said to continue at least until 2013.
Link: Do not Expect Pricing HDD Pre-Flood Until 2013, Western Digital Says (Hot Hardware)Tags: disk-drive, duopoly, eagate, flood, flooding, Hard Drives, thailand, western digitals