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Western Digital Suspends HDD Production in Thailand Following Floods

Western Digital, one of the biggest brands in the traditional hard disk drive storage market besides Seagate, recently said that the production of HDDs for external storage as well as notebook and desktops has been hit by floods in Thailand.

Shortage of hardware components including HDDs, which are must-haves for computers and other products in the market, are the possible outcome of the flooding.

WD said that to meet the demands of the customers, they are working with the suppliers to increase its recent throughput and parts availability.

The quarter that ended on July 1st this year, WD has reported to have shipped 54 million HDDs from facilities located in Thailand and Malaysia. 60 percent of those HDDs came out of facilities located in Thailand.

According to a WD report, the flooding has affected infrastructure of the region which includes transportation and utilities and also some facilities and employee homes have also been flooded. The reported that 37,000 workers of the company in the area have been expected to be safe.

Even though the facilities are operational in Thailand but, the production has been suspended keeping in mind the protection of workers as well as of the facility from water. Updates will be made available on 19th October on the investment call.