WD expects to produce six exabytes less flash NAND due to power outage

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Can't have SSD keep dropping like they have been.
     
  3. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Here we go again...
     
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    So, who's to commit seppoku?
    I think that operation of this importance and scale should be able to have contingency for something as trivial as loss of power.
    In place where I work, we have batteries and generators which will enable over 4000 people to continue their work in usual fashion.
    They could not deal with 13 minutes outage.
     

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    Considering the Fukushima catastrophe likely wouldn't have happened at all if the power plant had had decent backup systems (not stupidly designed, untested ones), I wouldn't be surprised by any place in Japan to only have countermeasures that work on paper but not in reality. For all we know, the Toshiba NAND plant also had batteries and generators, but they didn't end up working as intended when they were needed.
     
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    Power outage
     
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    We all know what's the cause of the outage.

    The low prices...
     
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    Probably failed to pay for the power bill...
     
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    6 exabytes equal 6 million terabytes - which would be ~15-20 million SSD drives, given the popularity of 256GB and 512GB disks.
    This year SSD shipments are projected to be ~280 million SSD drives , ~70 million per quarter.

    So that's about 20-30 percent of the world's total manufacturing capacity in Q1 2019.
     
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    No backup generators?
     
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    So a 13min power outage did that... hmm...
     
  13. anticupidon

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    I don't buy it.
    Just another movie from the same director, same actors and same outcome.
    Rising prices, by all means.
     
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    In highly competitive market with sharply decreasing NAND pricing, who would be brave enough to raise prices?
     
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    What a lame excuse to increase prices.
     

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    LOL.. conspiracy theorists abound.. here, there, everywhere :D.
     
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    at this rate 1tb ssd will be 50$ by years end! quick! lets flood an industrial city!
     
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    Seems like Memory, SSD and other manufacturers always seem to have freak accidents when prices don't go they're way
     
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    Wait... did this 13m interruption happen to all SSD makers? Whats the point for WD to raise prices while everyone else does not? Why should peeps pay $100 WD SSDs over competitions $80 units?
     
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    Remember the floods for regular spindle hard drives seems all raised prices after for a bit. less supply = higher price usually even for others manufacturers not affected
     
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