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elorimer

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Well it looks like this shucking party is over. Advertising is shifting to chia mining, and sold out is the status quo. We seem to be looking at in stock prices twice what they were six months ago. I exaggerate, but not by much. The 8TB for $128 for a few days at Best Buy looks like it was the end of the party.
 

Constantin

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That’s too bad. But it’s also a good reminder to have your qualified spares on hand rather than relying on the market to supply them as needed. Yes, the market usually works… until it doesn’t.

2011 was a massive wake up call in the HDD industry.
 

ChrisRJ

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But it’s also a good reminder to have your qualified spares on hand rather than relying on the market to supply them as needed.
I am indeed extremely happy that I got such a drive just a few weeks ago. It is an Exos 16 TB that was on offer for 299 Euros. At the same shop I would now have to pay 899 Euros (if the drive is available).
 

Constantin

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Such a waste of resources. There is, no doubt, a place for cryptocurrency in this world but the sheer amount of energy getting wasted to "mine" hashes and the like is simply mind-boggling.
 

elorimer

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Yes indeed. Like storing (with appropriate backups), scans of all the losing lottery tickets ever printed.
 
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