Western Digital: Thailand flooding to impact HDD production

Western Digital: Thailand flooding to impact HDD production.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/Vc8bUa.jpg[/newsimage]As unrelenting floods across Thailand threaten the country's capital this week, hard disk drive maker Western Digital has confirmed its manufacturing plants near Bangkok will post lower-than-projected figures for the third quarter after production was halted. The company cited devastation to workers' homes and supplier facilities as factors behind the expected losses. However, it believes its Thai workforce of 37,000 residents are safe.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-thailand-flooding-to-impact-hdd-production-53093/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-thailand-flooding-to-impact-hdd-production-53093/)

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Water & Hard drives… not a good combination ! :slight_smile:
I’m more than sure that they have enough supply to get through world demand for the holidays as most of those products already shipped… they just have to keep up enough production maintain the warranty/rma support for QC problems & defective drives.

BTW, this is what they get when they put ALL their manufacturing eggs in the lowest labor cost markets. What ever happened to manufacturing plants in Ireland/UK?!? Have they downsized or closed those too? These plants were supposedly making the drive platters.