40GB to 250GB HDD shortage looming?

Posted on Friday, Aug 24 2007 @ 03:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sources close to hard drive makers believe a shortage of hard drives with a capacity of 250GB and less is coming up in the next couple of weeks, causing average selling prices to go up:
. It simply doesn’t make any sense to make these as they will occupy a lot of factory capacity and will yield small margins.

It is interesting to learn that production cost of a 80 GB hard drive and 250 GB hard drive is the same as 250GB because it can be done with a single platter and so can the 80GB drive. The manufacturer makes a lot less on 80 GB than it makes on 250GB.

If you want these smaller drives better get one soon as there might be a big shortage when we come in high selling season.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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