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Western Digital Now Expects Flood Damage to Have "Significant Impact" on Overall Operations

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Severe flooding in Thailand forced Western Digital to temporarily close shop in its Bangkok facilities last week, and now that it's had time to assess the damage, things aren't looking so great. Western Digital issued a statement updating the situation today and said it expects the flooding to impede the company's ability to fulfill product demand through the end of the year.
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Edited by kikkO - 10/23/11 at 6:47pm
 
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Better buy that 1TB Blue quick!!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noir View Post
better buy that 1tb blue quick!!!!
Samsung SP F3 FTW!
(damn anti capslock)
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oh snap, time to snatch up some more drives!
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I'm glad I have already picked up 2x 2TB Black. If they are looking at shortages there probably wont be many more sales this year.
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And this is why there are many manufacturers
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Honestly, I think this is a good thing. There are other great manufacturers of drives out there that are just as good as WD. I am not saying WD isn't good, I just think people need to expand their horizons and not be brand-loyal sheep all the time. Variety people.
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Ouch. Expect a price spike.
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As much as like my WD drives there are usually better options at almost every price/capacity point.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
And this is why there are many manufacturers


Well that all depends if they can increase their manufacturing capability to compensate.
If there's more demand than available stock then prices will go up.
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