Thanks to Scan Computers, we managed to get the pictures of flooded Western Digital facility in Thailand, which was manufacturing 60% of all Western Digital drives.

Approaching flooded Western Digital Factory in Bang Pa-In, close to Bangkok, Thailand
Approaching the Western Digital factory (facilities on the left and right) through 1-1.4m deep water (4-5 feet)

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand

As you can see on images in this article, the flooding is more than one meter  i.e. about four feet deep. The bad news is that the water levels were still up  at the time of writing of this article, almost a week since the floods  started.

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand

Western Digital is not the only company affected by the floods, as several major component manufacturers had the facilities in the area. Worldwide effect is expected at no less than 28% of quarter-on-quarter drop in Hard Disc Drive (HDD) production, affecting all major players.

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand

Hard drive industry is not the only one, as digital camera industry was hit hard: Canon, Nikon, Sony are all hit in double digits, and you can expect prices of digital cameras to go wild as well.

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand

No good news come out of car industry as well. North America will see a 50% drop in availability of Honda vehicles, as major component manufacturing was located in the hit area. But that’s not just for Honda: Ford, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota are all hit hard.

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand

Flooded Western Digital Hard disk Factory in Bang Pa-In (close to Bangkok), Thailand