We saw it happen with glass CRT monitors. Now mechanical hard drives are heading for the dustbins of history.
As reported earlier, the Thai factories which produce motors and other parts for mechanical hard drives were flooded out back in October. It was expected to catch up to the major computer producers like Dell by this month. Last night, I opened the page for hard drives at TigerDirect and got nothing but solid states drives. It’s restored today, but as prices fall, the writing is on the wall.
Those Thai factories should be in no hurry to reopen. And I happen to know that Santa has gotten me a new Crucial SSD for Xmas. Cause as usual, I’ve been a very good boy.