With all the hard drive eggs in one flooded basket (Thailand) you can be guaranteed that the price of all computers will rise…possibly dramatically.
Slashgear.com reports on the ‘new’ HDD pricing seen at Newegg.com
An example is the price of a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 3.5-inch HDD sold on Newegg. The price back in August before the flooding for this HDD was only $50 to $60. As of November, the price on that HDD has soared to $139.99 thanks to the shortage. You can bet that the computers out there using that HDD are seeing a more significant price increase than that add-in drive has seen.