I already reported about this long time ago : http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...ice-hikes-hoax
In short Thailand is not the be all and end all in terms of hard drives. Only WD should be heavily affected by this. Most Seagate drives are assembled in Malaysia or China. Thailand only has 25% of the HDD manufacturing business anyway.
This is a complete price fixing scam.