Saturday, October 13, 2012
I am normally tolerant and understand that the electricity supply in Bangkok can be temperamental, but my patience is running thin now. We have had four power cuts and power surges in 2 days, one caused by an area of land sinking causing power lines and a sewer pipe to collapse, and three others for no apparent reason.
These coupled with the regular pre planned outages for so called maintenance, makes the whole system of electricity supply a joke.
I know its my fault, but these power cuts / surges have taken out three hard drives and a motherboard in my PC over the last 16 months. I should have got an Uninterruptible Power Supply ages ago, but I need the practice replacing the drives :) However, today replacing another hard drive, and a PSU, has been the last straw, so within a week I will buy a UPS !!
Anyone reading this should really do the same, these hard drive/ component failures ( and possibly worse ) can easily be prevented by using a UPS - they are quite cheap, but of course they are a non productive expense UNTIL..... disaster strikes. I have spent more hard earned cash on hard drives and PSU's than the cost of a decent UPS !
Anyone who is interested have a look here to see what is available.
Apart from this problem with power it's not been a bad week.