Not really 'unbelievable'.
The prices of hard drives shot up pretty much overnight last week. I don't people realise how much of Thailand is getting wiped out as we speak. I get the impression (especially in American news) that's its almost ignored.
Once it hit Bangkok 2weeks ago and devoured all the factories it was pretty much inevitable that hard drives would run out soon after.
to donate to some of the nine million people affected. Help me donate and save some lives. Hard drives can wait.