[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/OG0mt.jpg[/newsimage]Following devastating floods that dampened the entire HDD industry's output, manufacturer Western Digital has come clean on how long it will take until its factories in Thailand are back to full operational capacity. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-thailand-plants-on-the-mend-hdd-production-underway-55423/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-thailand-plants-on-the-mend-hdd-production-underway-55423/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Good. I was going to buy a hard drive yesterday and was shocked at the high prices. One terabyte drives were $100 and the last time I priced them they were around $60. My wife’s company sells a lot of electronics equipment to government agencies and she said they have a huge backlog of hard drive orders waiting to be filled.
Finally some relief…is coming only wished gas prices had the same effects…I check back after Xmas to see how the prices are going. Need to stock-up on Sata drives…before they become extinct…better yet some IDE laptop drives are good to have on hand as well. So as long as they can come through on what they decide and I think the prices will follow soon after. Which will be alot of relief for end-users like me.