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HDD supply to recover by Q3 2012, prices to remain high

Echoing concerns from various hard drive manufacturers, market research firms IHS iSuppli and Coughlin Associates are predicting that HDD inventories will not be back to normal until the third quarter of this year and prices will likely remain inflated at…

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 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…

Hitachi GST announces 1TB per platter hard drives

Hitachi GST has announced their first 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per platter. The milestone was first announced by Seagate in May, with drives hitting the market last month. But while Hitachi may be playing catch up…

Western Digital ships first 2.5-inch 1 TB hard drive

Storage giant Western Digital has announced that they have started volume shipments of their WD Scorpio Blue 9.5mm, 2.5-inch mobile hard drive in a 1 TB capacity. The drive, which conforms to the industry standard 9.5mm form factor, features two…

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…