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Monday, 20 June 2011 10:10

HDD shortage expected in second half of 2011

Written by Fudzilla staff


Time to start hoarding storage
The industry is apparently bracing for a hard drive shortage that should start to show its teeth in the second half of the year.

According to Digitimes, the issue was caused by the Japan earthquake earlier this year. Texas Instruments and Rensesas factories producing chips used in HDDs were damaged in the tragic quake and the effects on shipments and inventories are just starting to take a toll on production. Although production was restarted shortly after the earthquake, the distribution chain was affected and the plants will still need to recertify their chips.

There is still no word on the scope of the expected shortage, but there is no reason to start hoarding hard drives, as average end users probably won’t be adversely affected.

More here.

 

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+5 #1 yourma2000 2011-06-20 10:22
I was expecting a whole new range of HDDs at some point this year after Seagate announced their 1TB per platter technology
 
 
-1 #2 thaad 2011-06-20 11:18
Correction:

Texas Instruments and Rensesas factories

Texas Instruments and Renesas factories

:P
 
 
+4 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-06-20 11:56
Quote:
average end users probably won’t be adversely affected



Really? Each new computer (mac including although that's more of a toy), a lot of console, and some media devices/recorders come with at least a HDD for storage. Add to that the fact that mechanical parts tend to have a high failure rate so most people go through at least one HDD fail at some point.
 
 
-2 #4 Squall_Leonhart 2011-06-21 01:15
Quoting yourma2000:
I was expecting a whole new range of HDDs at some point this year after Seagate announced their 1TB per platter technology


Owning a seagate hdd is proof of stupidity.
 

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