Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hard Disk Drives Returning

The flooding in Thailand might have been worse than forecast, but the hard disk drive factories are bouncing back faster than anyone expected. Some factories have already resumed production, and near-normal production levels are expected around April.

Demand for desktop computers continue to be soft, so widespread shortages of hard disk drives are not so likely. However, the potential for shortages did put something of a damper on price promotions for desktop computers during the Christmas season.