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[TT] Flooding once again threatens Thai industrial park

Poll Results: How high are hard drives gonna go up this time?

 
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    40 percent
  • 22% (8)
    80 percent
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post #1 of 14
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Some of you may remember the flooding in Thailand back in 2011 that caused the prices of hard drives to skyrocket. A similar situation could arise again, if rainfall continues. A recent report says that flooding is already "encircling" the Thai industrial park, but the Government promises a repeat of 2011 will not happen.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/33174/flooding-once-again-threatens-thai-industrial-park/index.html

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Edited by Master__Shake - 9/29/13 at 1:29pm
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Buy all the HDDs! sonic.gif
post #3 of 14
Here we go again... rolleyes.gif
    
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post #4 of 14
I'm more worried about the people than the hard drives, tbu.

But I'm gonna go with 20% increase
post #5 of 14
"Encircling?"

That sounds bad.
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yea because it was "flooding" that kept the prices high for soooo long rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Wiffinberg View Post

yea because it was "flooding" that kept the prices high for soooo long rolleyes.gif

long?? they still haven't some down!!!
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fun fact: i have bought 25 drives in the last year all say made in china.
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post #9 of 14
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long?? they still haven't some down!!!

haha fair call
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

fun fact: i have bought 25 drives in the last year all say made in china.

Fun Fact: That has nothing to do with this. Where do you think the factories in China get all the parts needed to make the hard drives?

The factories in Thailand often don't make the hard drive- they make the more specialized hard drives parts, such as the heads, which are assembled into hard drives in China.

I didn't realize that 800 people died in the original 2011 Thailand flood- all I read about was the hard drive supply impact. I feel like I should apologize to someone for not realizing.
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