thailand is flooding.
stock up your hdds for your chinese cartoons.
GOD FUCKING DAMNIT
On another note, should I sell all of my hard drives in the next few weeks?
Fucking again? Goddamnit.
Thanks OP, been running low on HDD space. Was planning to hold out and see what I could delete to stave off another addition, but guess I'll go ahead and order some more now before prices get jacked up.
Who gives a shit about those mudfarmers? Malaysia is the one you need to worry about.
>not just getting your shit from Taiwan
Don't you remember the last thailand flood?
Oh right you're 12 years old.
Hard drive prices have ONLY JUST RECOVERED.
Thailand produces 90% of the world's hard drive motors or something.
mfw i just bought another 4tb drive
mfw i found out a few minutes ago about seagates 8tb drive
>2 TB hard drives hit $70 and headed south
> Thailand floods 2011
> repeat 2014
Fuck me when Seagate is going to be the only HDD vendor left on the planet come February, using an active sandpaper factory as the main production clean room for their China facilities.
tl;dr it anons, which sector is going to suddenly regress to most expensive prices in the past ten years?
It's set in WW2. To use the fictional magic fighter plane leg motor things, you have to not be wearing pants. So they don't wear pants.
And in doing so, they fly around shooting aliens.
What's fun is that schoolgirls all over the world see the strike witches as heroes and forgo pants too.
>What's fun is that schoolgirls all over the world see the strike witches as heroes and forgo pants too.
Was that explanation actually given? From what I remember it was just normal to not use pants in-universe?
Remember how when this happened years back prices got so bad that it actually made SSDs start to look affordable? Now that SSDs actually are almost reasonably priced now (500GB costs, what, $250 now?), anyone else think that this might be what finally causes SSDs to overtake HDDs as the dominant storage media? It'll be a cascading effect too. As SSD uptake increases, prices go down, causing the price difference to further exacerbate.
>even the fucking IDE hard drive I was looking at has risen in price
I don't know how US price crawlers work or where to find them. I need to know asap how much they've risen already.
Last time NZ was 1 day behind in raising their prices, even though it'd take like 4 weeks for their stock rotation to hit new prices. Fucking thieves.
What's the highest capacity drive I can get with a reasonable death rate and price? Was looking at 4TB WD Green, but apparently it has some bullshit firmware issue that causes it to idle its head after 8 seconds.
I remember something about Striker Units working better if in contact with bare skin (yet Sanya uses a pantyhose), but I don't recall anything that implied that's the reason even non-witches don't wear pants.
Well, guess I should check out those mangos and find out.
Black Friday, raise the price in early Nov then lower it so it looks like a super good deal
Placebo because China has a bad reputation with everything electronics, so they rather have them from Chinese puppet-states like Taiwan or shitty islands like Malaysia. Labor is also piss-cheap there.
See: "Japanese Caps" in your power supply
>How come a consumer product went up in price right before the Christmas shopping season?
>still buying spinny magnet discs like it's the fucking 1950's
Keep up with the times you plebs, and start investing in companies that put factories in the middle of a stinky jungle swamp or whatever
Just bought a 1 TB notebook HDD for $49.99 this morning:
promo code: ESCWHHD25 ends 01 Jan
and a 2 TB 3.5" HDD yesterday for $69.99:
promo code: ESCWHHE39 ends 31 Dec
I know these drives don't have the best reviews, but I have two of the 2.5" drives and three of the 3.5" drives, all in service for over a year and perfectly healthy. I just got these two with some Christmas cash because they have served so well. I use them for data storage, no OS or apps on them. Two of the 3.5" drives have been torrenting 24/7 for over a year, one of them for ~18 months. They've been solid for me. Do what you will that info.
Ah, I forgot about black friday.
This was my thinking.
I looked a little harder and it's actually about 4 months prior.
I'd imagine it's also because Chinese labor is starting to get more expensive now that the country is modernizing. A lot of companies are their manufacturing out of China and back to the US because now the US is cheaper when shipping costs are taken into consideration, or they're moving their operations to even shittier countries. You know, like Thailand and Malaysia.
>Not recording music on wax cylinders
>Not storing documents on bound animal skin and quill ink
>mfw another Asian airplane just disappeared too
Hitachi makes some really solid hard drives. I think they're called HGST now after the Western Digital takeover.
I personally avoid Seagate drives, never had good experiences with them.
>plane goes full MH370
>flies into Chinese airspace
>crashes into the Seagate factory
As I said, I just bought more because my others have been pretty awesome 'til now ... low temps, quiet, SMART numbers all like new. But, I respect these for what they are: mass data storage without constant OS & application activity.
Fuck Seagate. Never.
WD depends on model, but I'd only look at Black & Purple HDDs. Reds seem OKay for NAS. I won't ever have another Blue (three bad ones in three years) and the Greens scare me.
I still have 3 original Samsung 2 TB HDDs from before the 2011 floods, when they were still Korean and made in Korea. All of them are like new, but once Seagate took over the Samsung brand, the quality plummeted to shit-tier overnight ... exactly how much time it took Seagate to start production in China.
These Toshibas are budget HDDs, but I've had top luck so far because I run them through surface testing and low level format when I get them before trusting them to service.
Alll my applications and operating systems are installed to SSDs. I do love my WD Black HDDs, though. Top tier luck with them, when I could afford them.
Have two HGST notebook HDDs I like, but haven't stressed them for long enough to say how reliable.
hitachi is gud
btw, do they make those hitachi dildo toys? wtf does hitachi mean?
>another plane goes missing right after
>48 hours later reappears in Taiwan
>crashes into another HDD factory
>Seagate will be the only brand that isn't inflated in 2015
Toshiba drives are decent, better than Seagate at least. I've been lucky with Western Digital Black and Red drives but my favorite is still Hitachi as they're pretty rock solid.
No, they'll be inflated too. It happened last time Thailand flooded. If all their competitors' jack up their prices, Seagate will too because they can. Even if they decided to not be jews, they'd still mark up the prices up the overall supply of HDDs across all manufacturers would be low, causing demand for HDDs in general to rise, including Seagate drives.
Hmmm...I can get two 2TB Toshiba drives for $152 or one 4TB HGST drive for $165. I'm thinking the two drives since that's safer than one drive, right?
Then again, it's not a big deal, I only use these drives to horde pirated shit. Hell, 4TB of my 5TB of storage is in Seagate drives.
>HGST, Inc. (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital that sells hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and external storage products and services.
Investments might be a smarter option. Question is, what's better: investing in Seagate since their factories will be unaffected, or investing in multiple SSD manufacturers in the hopes that increased prices on HDDs will lead to SSDs overtaking HDDs permanently?
If money is no issue, Western Digital Black is best all-around. Excellent HDD performance, top reliability, can be used to store data or run apps or mixed. They're 7200 rpm and use a much electricity as anything, run slightly warm because of that, but can be kept cool by non-retards without much effort.
Consider WD Purple for pure data storage, they tend around $85.
If you want to risk it on budget, look to HGST (which isn't much risk, they're pretty solid) with Toshiba >>45816028 being about comparable.
They key is that the user be not retarded and know how to clean, test & format and how to use a drive for it's designed purpose.
WD Green drives have a shit rep, for example, because 12 year old twinks buy 2 TB models cheap, then install Windows on them and their entire fucking STEAM account and play games on them every night for 6 or 8 hours. If that's what you want tyo do with an HDD, then go WD Black or SSD, not an eco drive designed for storage.
I got lucky last time, bought a 2TB drive one day before the floods, by the time I heard about them it was too late. Vendors jacked them overnight, even the little shops on the side.
Seagate is not worth the headache, I bought a 2TB drive from them during cyber monday and it has already failed. I'm just glad it was within my 30 day return period and I can get a refund from newegg. I will never buy another Seagate drive ever again. I bought a valuable life lesson.
Difference here is the magnets won't make the whole tape unreadable unless that is what you set out to do, (or they are really powerful). A hard-drive will be destroyed in seconds.
Also, a wiped tape will still work as a blank post-magnet.
That's... fair enough, actually. I was more thinking about the strength (you'd need a much stronger magnet to wipe a HDD than a tape) but i didnt think about reusability.
Maybe its time to go back to using old datacenter tapes
>Not sneaking over the bamboo wall to the other side
>Not drilling a hole through the wall and drinking the water with a straw
It's as if you've never watched a single Chinese cartoon.
they're not the only ones increasing the price
not quite yet but maybe in a few hours
Strong Wind-Waves in Gulf of Thailand and Heavy Rain in South
No. 8 Time Issued December 28, 2014
During 28 December 2014 to 1 January 2015, the northeast monsoon across the South and the Gulf of Thailand will intensify. Scattered rain, as well as isolated heavy rain, will be likely over the lower South, especially in Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. People in the areas should beware of the severe condition due to influence of accumulative rainfall. The strong wind waves are likely 2-4 meters high. Residents along the coast should beware of inshore surge. All ships should proceed with caution and small boats from Nakhon Si Thammarat past south keep ashore. Another strong high pressure area extends to the upper Northeastern Thailand. Cooler weather with windy is forec...more"
mfw I got muh HDD from shitbuy™ before the prices get fucked to all hell
>not an eco drive designed for storage.
Before reading your post I had no idea the difference between the whole green/black thing. They don't really specify well that it's only for storage.
In light of this knowledge, I will get either a black drive or SSD. How much better would an SSD be for performance? I play CSGO all day.
you can not compare a hdd to even cheep ssds as far as performance is concerned.
if you want fast go ssd. if you want lots of room for not retarded amounts of money and speed is not a big factor go hdd.
Thankfully it's one of the few that have made it past the knowyourlemaymay. It's also my favorite.
You know how it works here: demand 'demand' for for a good or service, and then raise the price. I still don't understand why a 2 TB WD Black is $200. You'd seriously be better off buying 2x2 TB Seagate drives and putting them in RAID for the same price.
It's still $200 because lel NZ.
The same reason why 980's are still almost a grand.
I hate to be _that_ guy, but after having suffered the wrath of the 7200.11 problem, I wont be buying seagate again unless I have no option. HDD solely for storage, warranty length is just a bonus. SSD's for everything else.
Btw, if you're ever after a PSU, go to techworld. Legit guy, seriously undercuts everyone else in that department.
Are 4TB discs ready for the prime time? I'm looking at WD Greens.
I'll buy 4 and RAID5 them so reliability is not much of an issue. I've wanted to do that for a while and might as well do it now.
I bought a 4TB Hitachi last year, they're pretty reliable according to Backblaze. They are using a shitload of HDDs and often report on the reliability of the different brands and models they use.
>mfw i have a 2tb green that i use for anime movies and where my torrents go
>Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
>$79.99 in december of 2012
what the fuck is going on
>The same reason why 980's are still almost a grand
970s are still well over $500; it's fucking stupid. I feel sad just looking at low US prices, even after they've been converted to NZD.
>the wrath of the 7200.11 problem
That's why you can chuck them in RAID 1 for the same price as a 2 TB WD Black. Having mirrors is crucial for the old HDD failure phobia.
>SSD's for everything else
I walked into PB Tech the other day, and they had a Crucial MX100 512 GB going for slightly under $300. SSDs are for storage size stupidly expensive, and not worth the performance boost for the price. You'd be better off buying a 1 TB WD Blue.
pretty sure he just means speed-wise
i'm personally ok with my small raid of "green" drives (barracuda LT's)
god not again, why the fuck cant they build sand barricades already, they are not that expensive for large companies.
its just fucking retarded that we constantly have to deal with this bullshit, 2 floods in the span of what? 5 Years? 4 years? Thats a flood or a fuckup almost every 2 years. You would think that by now they would try to combat it a bit at least.
other nations treat their industrial companies as national treasures to be protected, tactical economic engines they are. I dont see silicone valley flooding or getting wrecked once every couple of years.
>only 2tb. how many yify's can you store on that?
Implying you have the 1.6GB ones, and not the 700MB unable to watch versions.
2TB = ~1900GB For some reason (Something with the filesystem?) = 1900GB / 1.6 = 1186 shit movies
>Difference here is the magnets won't make the whole tape unreadable
>The magnetic servo tracks on the tape are factory encoded. Using a bulk eraser (or otherwise exposing the cartridge to a strong magnetic field) will erase the servo tracks along with the data tracks, rendering the cartridge unusable.
Afraid modern tapes are too complicated to survive.
God fucking dam it not again...
How long till the price hits the shelves? I'll try to pick up a couple of 3TB's to hold me over, but if it's gonna be 3 fucking years before we get back where we are now I'm gonna be pissed.
Should I buy seagate or WD?
What's with all the colours of WD?
Figure I'll buy one before a price rise.
Red = NAS (Stable but not very fast)
Black = Performance + avg. Stability
Green = avg. Preformance + avg, Stabillity
And then there is shit like Purple which is Really Stable but has shit random IO or something
DRAM is Taiwan.
>down to 25GB free space
>no cash until January 1st
>Two days of possible price hikes