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nekrosoft13
04-21-09, 07:12 PM
seems to be in China only so far

http://www.wdc.com/ch/products/products.asp?driveid=613

http://xtreview.com/images/wd%20WD8088AADS%20HDD%2001.jpg

methimpikehoses
04-21-09, 07:46 PM
This is an abomination.

XP_GUN
04-21-09, 08:26 PM
wth that's really weird. I could see it being 800GB but 808.8GB? :headexplode:

CaptNKILL
04-21-09, 08:37 PM
Why would they do this? :lol:

rudedog
04-21-09, 08:53 PM
I wonder what the after format size it is. That could answer this weird sized drive

saturnotaku
04-21-09, 09:11 PM
Doesn't the number 8 signify good fortune in China? Which begs the questions, why not 888.8 GB? But 4 8s together probably signifies death or something. There has to be some sort of cultural symbolism at work here.

CaptNKILL
04-21-09, 09:31 PM
Doesn't the number 8 signify good fortune in China? Which begs the questions, why not 888.8 GB? But 4 8s together probably signifies death or something. There has to be some sort of cultural symbolism at work here.

That's the only thing I could think of.

Starscream
04-21-09, 11:20 PM
I wonder what the after format size it is. That could answer this weird sized drive

Let's do some quick calculations.

*Jeopardy Theme*

808.8 * 1billion = 808800000000 bytes

808800000000 bytes divided by 1024, not once, not twice, but thrice (KB, MB, GB).

Gives us 753.25 gigabytes.

nekrosoft13
04-22-09, 01:57 AM
anyone else want this hdd?

This could be worth something in future, maybe?

CaptNKILL
04-22-09, 02:01 AM
anyone else want this hdd?

This could be worth something in future, maybe?

Why? Is there something special about it other than the strange size?

EDIT:
http://vr-zone.com/forums/421047/western-digital-s-808.8gb--all-the-way-lucky-with-8-.html

Its just a marketing thing for a dual 500Gb platter drive. Pretty sad that you're losing 191.2Gb for a lucky number though...

nekrosoft13
04-22-09, 02:11 AM
I mean for being different, you might always find a nut later on tha will want it for some reason.

Looking at chinesse population, there might be a lot of nuts out there.

CaptNKILL
04-22-09, 02:17 AM
I mean for being different, you might always find a nut later on tha will want it for some reason.

Looking at chinesse population, there might be a lot of nuts out there.

True. :lol:

Anyways, this should be a pretty quick drive, even if its a Green Power. I didn't know WD had 500Gb platters yet.

a12ctic
04-22-09, 07:11 AM
Who's going to tell the silly Chinese that luck doesn't exist and that everything happens as a result of a chain of events. Oh man will they be disappointed after purchasing this hard drive.

ViN86
04-22-09, 07:31 AM
Let's do some quick calculations.

*Jeopardy Theme*

808.8 * 1billion = 808800000000 bytes

808800000000 bytes divided by 1024, not once, not twice, but thrice (KB, MB, GB).

Gives us 753.25 gigabytes.

About time they actually made a true 750GB hard drive :lol:

/me thinks the Chinese number 8 theory is correct...

mullet
04-22-09, 09:33 AM
SSD FTW & keep your fingers away from my avatars mouth.

$n][pErMan
04-22-09, 09:42 AM
I would have guessed it was a hard drvie with 1 bad platter disabled... lol. :P

Bee_Dee_3_Dee
04-22-09, 03:51 PM
Who's going to tell the silly Chinese that luck doesn't exist and that everything happens as a result of a chain of events. Oh man will they be disappointed after purchasing this hard drive.

Give them a break. They've lasted over 3,000 years believing in luck.:D And now they name an HDD "808.8".:D I bet after 8,000 years they still believe in luck. Why not?:D

jolle
04-24-09, 08:35 AM
Why? Is there something special about it other than the strange size?

EDIT:
http://vr-zone.com/forums/421047/western-digital-s-808.8gb--all-the-way-lucky-with-8-.html

Its just a marketing thing for a dual 500Gb platter drive. Pretty sad that you're losing 191.2Gb for a lucky number though...
Think I read that they´re using these disks as a dumping ground for damaged platters.
So these drives use platters that cant use their full 500Gb capacity.