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Can you foresee when the prices fall down?

by kostas 6 / March 10, 2012 3:29 AM PST

Last winter with the floods of TAIWAN the prices of hard disk drives rise up 2 and 3 times up .Many shops hidind the storages and you can't find any good deal.My question is can you foresee when we see the prices in normal condition,and what happen only WD factory was damage?What about TOSHIBA,IOMEGA,HITACHI.Who handled the prices?Are there any other factory in ASIA?How long we waited?these factories are insurance of physical damages or not?I can't thinking to covered damages from the overprices.

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by Steven Haninger / March 11, 2012 5:43 AM PDT

The last I read, the article said to expect prices to stay somewhat high for the remainder of this year anyway.

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by mylovem / March 11, 2012 4:25 PM PDT


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Real factory damage
by Willy / March 12, 2012 12:32 AM PDT

I understood this to be Thailand flooding, so if Taiwan is flooded too, then expect a wide large of makers not getting things done fast enough. Plus, this is a good reason to jack-up pricing for HDs that were dropping prices like flies at one time. At the same time, this electronic manufacturing was also hard hit and the factories were really damaged. this isn't about replacing a simple machine(s), but complex ones that are few in making from their sources, so again it will be some time before it all settles down again. While prices are high, they seem to be reasonable, IMHO. Though, I'm holding off as long as I can for a deal myself.

tada -----Willy Happy

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