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Seagate: HDD shortages to last for months

11/29/2011 00:01 AM EST
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LarryM99
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LarryM99   12/2/2011 3:05:34 AM
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SSD prices don't have to match hard drives, the premium just has to narrow. Already OEM drives at Fry's are notably more expensive. As ultrabooks drive up SSD volumes their prices will come down. If the differential is 2X or less instead of 10X it's almost a no-brainer. larrym

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DrQuine   12/1/2011 11:17:48 PM
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Last week when I called Dell for computer support on a misbehaving computer, I was told that the severe HDD disk shortages mean that HDD replacements for repair require positive confirmation of failure before they can be authorized. Strong suspicion of a problem is no longer adequate. This means intermittent (non-reproducible) failures will take longer to resolve than they did before.

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TFCSD   11/30/2011 3:36:39 AM
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Sounds as if Seagate had all their eggs in one basket or the other drive manufacturers are not able to ramp up production to fill the gap.

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wilber_xbox   11/29/2011 5:26:10 PM
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i do not think that the prices of HDD will increase in this scarce market that much that they will be comparable to SSD. As far as the laptop/desktop prices are concerned then companies usually put order in advance so apart from the delay i do not see much.

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Robotics Developer   11/29/2011 2:08:20 AM
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I wonder what the effect will be on laptops/desktop computers if the shortage (or reduction) in HDDs starts to impact costs for the units in the short term? Will this aid the fledgling SSD industry by making them more cost competitive (both through increased volume and relative HDD prices)? Interesting times, we will have to wait and see what long and short term effects will be felt.

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goafrit   11/29/2011 1:29:12 AM
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Of course Seagate has an incentive to push for this scarcity so that vendors can be pressured and put orders. I do not think it is that bad. But if they hmmmer it that way, it will be good business for Seagate

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