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Major disk drive motor supplier Nidec has resumed production at several facilities in Thailand, but continues to deal with damage to six sites that are still under water. The component giant, which manufactures around three-quarters of the world's HDD motors, confirmed operations were back online at its Rangsit plant in …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And let the "flood" of defective hard drives begin......

  2. Captain Scarlet

    HD costs

    Although ebuyer for instants (Other HD sellers available although not many display actual drives atm) appear to have raised prices I noticed several NAS devices from Zyxel with 2TB WD drives were still £120 compared to £200 for the same drive sold by itself.

    So if you look hard enough you can get lower prices.

  3. Chris Evans

    Proportion? More info needed.

    "raising monthly build rates from 15 million to 25 million units" which begs the questions:

    1. What is the total world usage per month"

    2. How many a month were the now non operating factories making?

    Without that information the numbers quoted have no meaning.

    We rely on good reporting to give us the full picture.

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