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Seagate warns of several quarters of disruption after floods

Simon Quicke

Seagate has updated its channel with the latest situation in Thailand warning of supply issues for several quarters and revealing its intention to make a significant donation to help the organisations trying to help flood victims.

The HDD manufacturer has been hit along with Western Digital and others by the worst floods to effect Thailand for half a century but has taken the generous step of announcing plans to give $1m to a few of those trying to provide support in the area.

On the supply front the vendor warned that the fourth quarter would be hit and several quarters after that as the consequences of the natural disaster continued to be felt, but that its component and drive assembly factories were operational and the problems it had were now caused by problems getting hold of externally sourced parts, but it was doing its best to work through those challenges.

Earlier this week Citi Group's analysis of the Thailand flooding warned that shortages would hit distribution as the stocks that were around would be earmarked for the large OEMs like Dell, who had priority.

The floods have already killed 442 people in the country and the fear now is that diseases, particularly waterborne ones, will start to take that death toll higher.
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