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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.

Hitachi unveils MLC-based enterprise Ultrastar SSD

Hitachi unveils MLC-based enterprise Ultrastar SSD

Hitachi expanded its flash-based storage offerings today, introducing its new enterprise SSD. Offered alongside last year's Ultrastar SSD400S, the new Ultrastar SSD400M is equipped with more affordable MLC NAND flash chips instead of its sibling's pricier SLC parts (hence the…
Hitachi announces first USB 3.0 external drives

Hitachi announces first USB 3.0 external drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has announced a new line of Hitachi Touro Pro desktop and mobile external hard drives, which offer both local backup and cloud storage functionality. The Touro Pro line is an all-in-one solution to help…
Hitachi releases first one-disk 7mm 500GB HDD

Hitachi releases first one-disk 7mm 500GB HDD

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the industry's highest capacity one-disk 7mm HDD. The new 5,400 RPM Travelstar Z5K500 drive has just 500GB of space but its slim profile makes it the best cost per gigabyte and gigabyte per cubic…
Hitachi preps 750GB 7200RPM notebook drive

Hitachi preps 750GB 7200RPM notebook drive

It's hard draw attention away from Western Digital's freshly announced 3TB My Book Essential HDD, but Hitachi has a small announcement of its own today. The company has unveiled two new 2.5-inch 750GB drives, the Travelstar 5K750 and 7K750. Both…