Western Digital Reopens Manufacturing Plant in Thailand
Western Digital has finally begun restoring one of their manufacturing plants over in Thailand. In case you haven't been keeping up on hardware news, months back massive flooding eftected the region and brought the manufacturing of hard drives to a hault. Thailand and Malaysia are the two major manufacturing companies for hard drives – so when the plants were shut down, the hard drives available were bought up by large companies and the prices skyrocketed.
Hard drive manufacturing isn't supposed to be back up and running fully until March of 2012, with production back at pre-flood levels pushing into May of 2012.
You can donate to the Thai Red Cross here to support those effected by the flooding.