I've no problem with manufacturers raising their prices to accommodate funds for rebuilding their factories after a disaster. After Seagate bought out Samsung, I wasn't surprised that the company dropped those long three-year warranties to make up for their losses. Analysts from iSupply (those geniuses who seem to have figured out exactly how much profit Apple makes off their products) have now said that the current market for hard drives might not settle this year. Or the next. Or the next one after that.