Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 17 November 2011 09:42

HDD prices continue to surge

Written by



Might start coming down in December


Mother nature has a funny way of telling humans to stop what they are doing and bugger off. The recent flooding in Thailand has caused headaches in IT departments around the world, but it seems the hard drive market could start to recover within a few weeks. Sadly, the same doesn’t apply to nature.

According to Digitimes, several channel retailers are preparing to unload their hard drive inventory, originally hoarded due to shortage concerns. It seems the shortage is not as serious are originally expected and retailers simply don’t want to be stuck with truckloads of hard drives once production picks up.

However, someone obviously forgot to tell retailers and distributors in Europe, the US and pretty much the rest of the world. As of Thursday, HDD prices in Europe are continuing to climb and they are currently at 2010 levels and some drives cost as much as they did back in late 2009.

A few weeks back high capacity 3.5-inch drives sold for just over €40 per terabyte on average. Today, the price is closer to €70, with a handful of exceptions. If you absolutely don’t have to upgrade, it is probably better to wait for better days.

More here.



E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments