Thursday, February 2, 2012

Seagate: Disc prices will remain high until the end of the year

     The production of hard disks will remain far below demand by the end of 2012.

According to Seagate, the prices of hard drives will remain high for a long time, which will affect the market for PCs This is because, according to the site Electronista, Seagate estimates that in 2012 will be made at least 150 million hard drives than needed to meet market demands.

  Seagate said it can not produce more units due to problems related to component suppliers whose manufacturing units were affected by flooding in Thailand.

      These problems are creating a new business model based on long-term contracts between the disk manufacturers and their customers, who became the only way to ensure the continuous supply of these components. In the same article is also shown that Western Digital has announced that it will only return to normal production during the summer.


  1. Thats a real shame that prices have been so high. Oh well though, the flooding really took its toll. hopefully everything will be back to normal soon enouGH.

  2. It's amazing that so much of the supply line could be taken out by a simple flood.