Hard disk drive price soaring after floods.
The price of hard disk drives is soaring. This is due to the heavy flooding in Thailand where most manufacturers have factories which make HDDs. We went to buy stock in today to find prices are up significantly over the last month, in some cases up by 100%.
As of the 10/11/2011, the cost of a 500GB Samsung HDD 2.5″ internal HDD is listed at £100.00 on ebuyer.com. Compare this with 2 to 3 months ago when the prices were typically somewhere between £40-50.
Unfortunately, this cost is likely to be passed on to the customer. If it is at all possible we recommend that customers who already own a working hard disk drive to provide this to us to return data on from their failed hard disk drive.