In our last newsletter we posted a tidbit of information regarding the flooding in Thailand and how this effecting many hard drive manufactures. In a recent article by TechCrunch, “Power was restored in the last week in some areas and Western Digital has just turned the lights back on at one of its factories there.” But, they are still not able to open their remaining facilities.
What does this mean? Well, as we hinted last month, Western Digital is even now stating the lack of manufacturing facilities will begin to effect the retail cost of hard drives. Simple supply and demand. A good piece of information to keep in mind for the upcoming new year.
It has also been reported through various outlets that both Western Digital and Seagate are now slahing product warranties from three or five years to one year in order to control costs.