I have a couple of grumblings this week about the cost of external hard disk drives and prices quoted at me that are now way out of date.
The sad fact is that the hard disk industry has been hit hard by the floods in Thailand and, as a result, costs have rocketed, some now double what they were 2 weeks ago.
There is a good summary here http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hard-drive-prices-rise-thailand-flooding-news/ and as an example Western Digital who had targeted production of 58 million units are now projecting only 26 million will be produced this year.
So if you’ve got hard disks to spare – hold on to them. The inflation in value is higher than any interest you’ll get in the bank!