This is absurd.

Or when I first heard about it.

A Dell hard disk for a mere RM17?

God knows what is a Solid State Disk. Maybe He does knows. :P

Okay, maybe a lot of people do know but definitely not me. I am comfortable with the term external hard disk or thumb drive.

When a colleague of mine let me know of the news, just after I stepped out from the shower, I was a little doubtful. I think it was closed to 8pm.

Not even much interested in it. Even if it is a RM17 for a hard disk, a 64GB only. Mine is 160GB and I was planning to get one like 500 GB or 1 Terabyte if possible.

But when he said Dell made a mistake, my ears pricked it caught my attention!

I made a google for a quick and descriptive information about solid state disk but not to much avail. Particularly if I can use it as harddisk.

I made a google-image, but it wasn’t very helpful either. 

But when I heard his urgency in asking me to place orders and that other colleagues had ordered A LOT, I’ve made up my mind to buy a couple. Yeah, just I case if I cannot use them or not compatible with my system.

KW who was also online asked his programmer about it and confirmed that it is indeed a crazy bargain!

1000 duly came online when I was placing the order and I quickly seek his professional advice. He said that I’ll need a serial attached SCSI interface to use it and not sure if converter is available. But the price is definitely ‘cheap like shit’. His words, not mine. :P

Thus, the order was made.


More discussion and googling, I found out that Dell made that mistake in Taiwan by selling Dell 19inches monitor at USD15 instead of USD228 somewhere at the end of June 2009!

Taipei - Dell Inc is expected to compensate tens of thousands of Taiwan shoppers after its website misstated the price for its LCD monitors, triggering rush orders from Taiwanese buyers, according to local media reports Saturday.

According to cable TV channel TVBS, Dell (Taiwan) has apologized for the error and will discuss a solution with the buyers.

“It was a mistake in our labels. If we have caused inconvenience to any clients, we are deeply sorry,” TVBS quoted Wang Chen, sales manger for Dell (Taiwan), as saying,

“We will contact these clients and properly settle the issue,” she added.
 

Reading this, I have doubts that I will actually receive the goods. Or not. Maybe a couple of coupon codes?

I am not sure. Anyone knows what happened to the issue in Taiwan?

I’ve checked that the  Dell - Red - 64GB Mobility Solid State Hard Drive - Kit (400-15600) on Dell website costs about € 496.94. Not sure if it is an equivalent product anyway.

This RM17 Kit - 64GB Mobility Solid State Disk SATA Hard Drive product was taken down shortly (around 8.30pm), before I decided if it is worth to invest more on it!

Anyway, it has been an thrilling experience; however bad it is to take advantage of the situation. A little mistake.

Wondered how much it would cost Dell. Money mouth

Whatever the outcome might be now. :D

Will I get it, or not? :D   

Comments





2 Responses to “Kit - 64GB Mobility Solid State Disk SATA Hard Drive”

  1. Khengsiong on December 2nd, 2009 10:45 am

    Solid state disks are used in some netbook computers. They boot up faster, consume less energy and are less susceptible to shock.

  2. Anderson on December 28th, 2009 1:55 pm

    Can’t imagine that the MAS did the same as Taiwan, xien…

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