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Hard Drive Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods

Hard Drive Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods

The hard disk drive supply chain was hit hard late last year when a series of floods struck Thailand. The Asian country accounts for about a quarter of the world's hard drive production. All this resulted in hard drive prices shooting through the roof around the end of October as production became more expensive and limited.

With the help of price tracking site Camelegg we've checked on a number of mobile and desktop HDDs to get a better overview of how the situation has developed in the last three months.

Seagate streamlining Barracuda hard drive line

Seagate streamlining Barracuda hard drive line

Seagate has announced that they will be streamlining their family of desktop hard drives under a single product name. The new Barracuda family increases the platter rotation speed on all models to 7200 RPM, thus eliminating slower 5400 RPM drives…

LaCie introduces Porsche Design USB 3.0 HDDs

LaCie and Porsche Design Group have announced the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile (P'9220) and LaCie Porsche Design Desktop (P'9230) hard disk drives (HDDs) with USB 3.0 support. They are being advertised as having a sleek aluminum frame with a purist…