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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 launches new Momentus XT hybrid drive

Seagate launches new Momentus XT hybrid drive

Seagate has begun shipping the next generation of its Momentus XT solid-state hybrid drives, improving upon its predecessor with faster speeds and increased capacity. Whereas the original drive featured a 500GB HDD paired to 4GB of SLC NAND flash and…
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…
Buffalo and Seagate launch 3TB media hubs

Buffalo and Seagate launch 3TB media hubs

Buffalo has unveiled a new external hard drive that allows users to adjust the visible storage capacity on the fly. Supposedly the first of its kind, the HD-ALC3.0TU2/V is designed to work with "smart" televisions that lack support for today's…
Seagate preps enterprise-grade Pulsar XT.2 SSD

Seagate preps enterprise-grade Pulsar XT.2 SSD

Originally announced in March, Seagate is finally prepared to launch its Pulsar XT.2 server-grade solid-state drives later this month. The new 2.5-inch drives are available in 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB packages that utilize SLC NAND flash memory and 6Gb/s SAS…
Seagate launches 3TB Barracuda XT with legacy support

Seagate launches 3TB Barracuda XT with legacy support

Following Western Digital and Hitachi, Seagate is the third manufacturer to launch a 3TB internal 3.5-inch hard drive. The Barracuda XT has five platters with an areal density of 488Gb/in², marking an improvement over the Deskstar's 411Gb/in². Seagate's drive spins…
Seagate ships over 1 million self-encrypting HDDs

Seagate ships over 1 million self-encrypting HDDs

Seagate has announced that it has shipped more than 1 million self-encrypting laptop and enterprise hard drives. Seagate now ships 24 products in a family of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) that includes Savvio, Cheetah, Constellation ES, and Constellation. Seagate enterprise SED…

Seagate introduces 5,900RPM Barracuda Green drives

Seagate has been keeping busy lately following its unfruitful buyout talks. Hot on the heels of announcing the industry’s first enterprise-grade 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive, the company is revealing what it claims is the highest-performance eco-friendly internal drive for low-power…