Topic: Worldwide HDD shortage

tom's_hardware wrote:

We Could Run Out of Hard Drives Soon, Says Analyst … 13936.html

As new HDD prices have more than tripled on this 'wet coast', it would seem that procedures to recycle them may reflect the true meaning of the word 'recycle'.
  Alternative storage methods may gain popularity as well.  Flash memory may prove to hold bitter disappointments to consumers of low-longevity units, due to controller/flash issues.
Ironic that HDD production in Thailand gets literally washed away (my humble respect to victims of flooding) soon after rare-earth metal exports are restricted.

Last edited by TechDud (2011-11-12 12:12:17)