Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hard disks are worth 180% more floods in Thailand

Thailand collects 25% of the total production of hard drives in the world. Some large companies that manufacture these products have been strongly affected by lasinundaciones in the Asian country. So much so that the market price of these devices with a capacity of 1TB has increased by 180% in one month.

The rainy season in Southeast Asia is being particularly disastrous in Thailand. In that country and has killed more than 500 dead, more than 200,000 people evacuated and more than two million homeless.

The balance of the human toll becomes ridiculous any attempt to look at the damage. Even so, the data on the production of hard disks gives an idea of ​​how it is configured the manufacturing industry of electronic components.

In Thailand there is the 25% of world production of hard disks . Therefore flooding in recent months has caused the price of these devices (the line with 1TB storage capacity) increases by 180% in just one month.

Some of the major brands that make hard drives like Western Digital and Toshiba , have been significantly affected by the disaster. However other companies like Seagate , have not noticed both the consequences. The price of 1.5 TB hard drives has increased by 100%, 2TB now cost 80% more 3TB and 30% more.


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