My first terrabyte
As I am dangerously running low on hard disk space (I have 2 disks in my PC, a 320 GB and a 500 GB disk). I decided I wanted to invest in a 1TB disk - my first ever. I decided on the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11. (model number ST31000333AS) Pricewatch is telling me it’s around US$125 for an OEM disk. That’s around 850 RMB. I went to Bainauhui near Chaoyangmen Qiao, one of the big computer markets in the area. Did some shopping around and they were essentially offering one for 790, and another for 890. The difference I could tell was they offered a proper 5 year warranty for the 890, the other, 1 year. She was speaking fast, so I probably missed more. Any way, I bought the 5-year warranty. Ripped off? Maybe. I’m going to encrypt it with Truecrypt. Can’t be too careful these days, eh? Since I was there, I wound up buying a few more stuff, like a new mouse, more DVD-Rs, and a 4GB Micro-SD card for my OpenMoko. All put together, I got a small discount, not crazy though.