Unfortunately, there continues to be a huge hard disk stock deficit throughout the globe. Thailand has been devastated by the worst floods in more than half a century. The country is a major producer of computer hard drives that has been making about 45% of the world’s supply. But production and the supply chain have been badly disrupted, and with fewer hard drives being produced, prices are going up. By the late part of 2012, production of hard drives should be back to normal. Our suppliers have yet to receive a due date for HDD replenishment and any disks available are very overpriced and hard to obtain.
Therefore, we advise our customers to hold off where necessary. But unfortunately, situations will arise where the dependency outweighs the cost of data loss and replacements must be sought. If this is the case then we will endeavour to supply any available stock throughout the UK as soon as possible. Please note that prices have hiked considerably of the past few weeks, and in some cases almost 700%.