For me, $8000 is the start of the Commodore 64 cartridge memory space.
But if you have some Hewlett-Packard SAS Solid state drives, this number is the time (in hours) that they will live. You can't make this up, but it seems that without a firmware patch, they will die irrecoverably after 32768 hours.
I don't seem to have access to any HP drives; does anyone have any that are reported by:
search DiskDrive show vendor, model processwith countUnique(0)