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(Unconfirmed) WD facing shortfall of 60 Million Units, Prices up 25% in last 72 Hours

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Ok, So I didn't know where to put this, I just heard from a friend who works in I.T. supply chain that WD's Production is at a near stand still in S.E. Asia due to extensive flooding, as such they're currently facing a short fall of at least 60 Million unit's and Price's for HD's have jumped 25% in the last 72 Hour's, Mind you my friend is a pretty reliable source on stuff like this, I just want to see if anyone has heard the same. This could be a huge hit for WD and the market in general if this is true.
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Is this related to China buying up rare earth supplies?

I had read that there would be a shortage, but not because of flooding.
    
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yup, it's true.

WDC.com

Tom's Hardware

WD 2TB Green on Newegg @ $119.99!!!

I just bought this drive last month at $69.99!! Holy crap!! I was planning to get another one to run RAID 1 on it. Well, this sucks.
Edited by wanako - 10/20/11 at 2:57pm
     
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Whoa, $120? man that is steep for a 2 tb.
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I'll create a news story for this.
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Yeah, 1 TB Blacks are $120. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

I bought a couple weeks ago for $80. Nice timing on my part!
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Ugh......needed to buy 2x1TB Black drives and about 3x2TB Green drives as well.
 
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It's a good thing I bought my extra 1TB Black drive and 1TB Passport like 4 weeks ago.
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HOLD ONTO YOUR DRIVES!!!! Micro Center is now only selling 1 driver per customer (i work there), Newegg is also doing the same.
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How does production work for these companies?

Is this a quarterly deficit or is it more situational?

I should have bought the 2x2tb I need earlier...
    
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