The floods in Thailand that is causing some shortages in available hard drives. A friend of mine is saying that the manufactures are raising the price of hard drives to try to get people to go to SSD drives instead. It seems a bit outlandish with that thought. But as with most conspiracies, not really any evidence to support that claim. As with the law of supply & demand naturally prices would increase. I could see price gouging a bit perhaps, if there are more hard drives available then they were letting on. But seriously doubt it was to get people to buy more SSD drives. Have you guys heard anything like that?