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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Hard drive shortages
    Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 12:59am

There is a big hard drive shortage that has started now due to the Thailand flooding. We're doing our best to obtain hard drives from all sources, wholesale and retail. I just wanted to let everyone know about this. SSD drives are not affected. Even though some companies like Seagate's factories were not affected by the floods, their supplier for some of the components inside the drives was.

 
 
Floods in Thailand have rattled the hard drive supply chain from component suppliers to giants like Western Digital and ultimately PC and server makers will be affected, say analysts. Thailand's disaster has shut down 14,000 factories, flooded hundreds of thousands of homes and put more than 660,000 out of work.


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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 11:29am
I was curious as to whether this would hit DS or not, you guys being a smaller manufacturer. Thanks for the info.  Awesome
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 1:38pm

Yeah, it is. Scared

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  Quote ColtM733 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Oct 2011 at 4:08am
my heart goes out for the people
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Oct 2011 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by ColtM733

my heart goes out for the people


them and turkey have had some bad luck lately.

but we can help I have already everybody that can should jump in:






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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 2:18pm
I wanted to give everyone an update on this. Prices of hard drives have been going up every week. Prices are now almost double the original price a few weeks ago. Because of this, our system prices have been slowly going up. I highly recommend that potential customers place an order ASAP to ensure they have the best pricing.

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  Quote criTalon Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 2:23pm

Oh wow... Good thing I placed my order before this happened. Hopefully, things get better in Thailand soon.

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  Quote Unlicensedhitman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 3:31pm
Looks like I have a legitment excuse to buy a 120 GB SSD.Hahaha
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  Quote pwcorgi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 5:57pm
Dang, I wish that I could order now. I still have at least $500 more to raise. Sad

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  Quote ashkir Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2011 at 12:46am
Oh wow! I really hope my dad ordered and is just not telling me instead of just waiting around and pushing it off (he does do that often ><). Because, knowing him he'll want me to use his company discount to get a dell computer or something. ><'
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2011 at 7:44pm
Just as an update, prices on hard drives continues to go up. Due to this, we have to increase the price of our systems.
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  Quote ashkir Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2011 at 8:05pm
Originally posted by Alex

Just as an update, prices on hard drives continues to go up. Due to this, we have to increase the price of our systems.
Thanks. Do you know how much this will effect the ode prices? Or will you just be removing the 10% off promo to make up for it or something?

Hoping my dad ordered it, but, he's a hard man to get a hold of. I should go grab his phone to check his email next time I see him. XD
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  Quote pwcorgi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2011 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by Alex

Just as an update, prices on hard drives continues to go up. Due to this, we have to increase the price of our systems.


I understand your situation, and I'll get to that magical DSO order moment as soon as possible. The good news is that I'm almost there. Smile


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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2011 at 12:41pm

The market price of hard drives has almost tripled! Whoa

We've had to increase our hard drive prices for our systems which drives up the price of the systems, but, we didn't update the ODE prices. We've been absorbing those price increases by reducing our margins on them, however, the prices are high enough where we are now loosing money on every ODE that we're selling. Because of that, we're forced to change the hard drive selection from the 1TB to a 500GB to keep the same target price points. We may have to increase the price of the ODE systems over time if the prices continue to rise.
 
This is an unfortunate situation, and we're sorry for any inconvenience. I just hope the flooding in Thailand which is causing this gets resolved soon.
 
Hopefully when this flooding issue goes away, the market prices on hard drives will go back down so we may lower our prices again. ETA for that to happen is in middle of Q1 of next year...
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  Quote AndydViking Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2011 at 6:57pm
This stinks but maybe a reason for some to get a few SSD's and raid them?

EDIT: looks like unlicencedhitman just made my point for me.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Nov 2011 at 9:55pm
True, but, SSD's are still more expensive than the hard drives.
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  Quote nissanskyliner34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2011 at 5:19pm
once hdd drives go back down, will the prices of base line dc systems go back down to around 1k?
amd and intel ftw. no?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2011 at 7:54pm
Prices will come back down when and if the hard drives prices do. ETA on this is next year March from what we were told.
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  Quote Wonberger Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 10:12am
ah, just found this thread. Maybe I shouldnt be holding out for the black friday sale Cry
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