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Old June 10, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Looks like another flood is in progress but don't know where exactly in Thailand.

http://reliefweb.int/node/501705
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Old June 11, 2012, 05:50 AM
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Hard drive prices have finally started to drop a little here in the UK,But there's still a lot of company's just keep on ripping us off....The problem is people are still buying them at the current prices so of course they are going to keep on milking customers for as long as possible.

Thankfully,I have two spare Sata2 250GB and a 120GB drive so im good.
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Old June 11, 2012, 09:30 AM
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When prices drop I'll buy another 5 2tb drives to go into my RAID6
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Old June 11, 2012, 10:25 AM
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When prices drop I'll buy another 5 2tb drives to go into my RAID6
Same here. My file server has been waiting for new disks for months now.
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Old June 11, 2012, 11:26 AM
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IMO, retailers do need to pad the prices to protect their inventory when the price drops (After they bought existing stock at high prices). This will encourage them to compete with each when the price does actually drop, as they'll start getting some new stock @ new prices, while they still hold stock bought at high prices.
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Looks like another flood is in progress but don't know where exactly in Thailand.

http://reliefweb.int/node/501705

holy crap, again?

lol, and what genius decided to park a significant percent of the worlds hard drive plants in an area that's prone to this?

well, looking on the bright side, the price of ssd's is coming down fast.

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Old June 15, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Sounds liek another lame excuse.The real flood is brown and smelly and it's flowing from corporate boardrooms to consumers.
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Old June 15, 2012, 01:21 PM
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holy crap, again?

lol, and what genius decided to park a significant percent of the worlds hard drive plants in an area that's prone to this?

well, looking on the bright side, the price of ssd's is coming down fast.

I think originally, that part of Thailand don't usually get flooded. It was so bad last year that it wiped out a lot of their manufacturing sector, including the auto mfg.
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:50 PM
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holy crap, again?

lol, and what genius decided to park a significant percent of the worlds hard drive plants in an area that's prone to this?

well, looking on the bright side, the price of ssd's is coming down fast.

The genius who looked at available population and technical resource concentrations. The question's akin to asking what genius decided to put the biggest concentration of tech development in an area known for deadly earthquakes.
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Old June 16, 2012, 01:01 AM
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the company that I work for is upgrading the PCs found in the stores, and I see that the HDDs (some 250GB Seagates) are manufactured April 2012. PCs are made by HP.
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