Have you heard about all of the flooding in Thailand over the past several weeks? While it has been a humanitarian disaster, it has also been a disaster for hard drive makers. Over 25% of the world capacity for hard drives is in Thailand and much of it was affected by the flooding. Analysts expect that it will take a full year for hard drive production to recover.
Why might this matter to you?
If one of your computers’ hard drives fail in the next year, you might have trouble getting a replacement. In addition, prices could rise steeply. In order to be better prepared for a hard drive failure, you should consider purchasing at least one spare hard drive before the shortage and price increases affect the supplies.
At Skyriver IT, we feel it is better to be prepared for potential problems than to be caught off-guard, which can dramatically limit your options.
What do you think about a possible hard drive shortage in 2012?
Are you planning ahead for the hard drive shortage? What steps has your office taken? We’d like to hear about it. Share your comments and questions below…