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Western Digital hard drives are going to be hard to get

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

The flooding in Thailand is causing issue with every life there, their jobs are in trouble too. Western Digital has had to stop producing hard drives for now. 60% of Western digital hard drives are made in Thailand. Also other semiconductor, logic chips, hard drive motors and other technology producing plants are located there too. Expect parts to be hard to come by, expect computer prices to rise, expect repairs to start costing more.

Forbes has an article here  http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomcoughlin/2011/10/17/thailand-floods-will-impact-hard-disk-drive-coernmponents/

I also have the Western Digital Press Release here

 

Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing

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