Harddrive prices coming down
Oversupply leads to lower prices
Digitimes reports that harddrive prices at the end of June dropped 10-20% compared to where they were at the beginning of April.
An unnamed supplier source explains that “supply had been tight since the second quarter of 2009 causing quotes to remain at a high level until the second quarter of 2010, when Europe’s bond crisis occurred and started affecting PC demand. As PC brands started downwardly adjusting their shipment forecast for the third quarter, it relatively helped relieve the shortage of hard drives and even turned the market status to over-supply, as a result, the hard drive makers started reducing their quote.”
Capacitors for 500GB drives apparently dropped 20%, while capacitors for 250GB and 320GB drives have dropped around 10%.
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