Flooding & Hard Drive Prices

A very good article over at techspot.com details the last 3 months of hard drive prices as a result of the Thailand flooding.
http://www.techspot.com/guides/494-hard-drive-pricewatch-thai-floods/

A very good read for those interested.

The meat & potatoes of the article..

Desktop Drives:

Before Peak Current Price Increase
% (before vs. current)
Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB $179.99 $429.99 $429.99 138.90%
Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB $129.99 $329.99 $239.99 84.62%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB $79.99 $229.99 $129.99 62.51%
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB $139.99 $279.99 $249.99 78.58%
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB $134.99 $299.99 $219.99 62.97%
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB $78.99 $229.99 $129.99 64.57%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB $179.99 $399.99 $329.99 83.34%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB $109.99 $299.99 $219.99 100.01%

Laptop Drives:

Before Peak Current Price Increase
% (before vs. current)
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB $99.99 $159.99 $149.99 50.01%
Seagate Momentus XT 320GB $94.99 $149.99 $149.99 57.90%
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB $134.99 $239.99 $199.99 48.15%
Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB $89.99 $229.99 $229.99 155.57%
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB $69.99 $149.99 $139.99 100.01%
Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB $54.99 $129.99 $99.99 81.83%
Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB $89.99 $219.99 $114.99 27.78%
Samsung Spinpoint M8 750GB $59.99 $114.99 $114.99 91.68%
Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB $49.99 $129.99 $89.99 80.02%

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