Don't buy Western Digital

James Lance james at
Wed Feb 2 17:40:10 MST 2005

I'm mostly venting here, but don't waste your money on western digital drives.
I bought a 120 gig last december and it failed on me this month.  Usually that 
is no big deal, I've had drives fail in shorter amounts of time.

The problem is wd has a terrible warranty.  It is only one year long.  I know 
the community (slashdot...) has raised a stink about this, but it just bit 
me.  So I'm out a drive, and WD lost my business.

On the bright side WD will be happy to sell me a new drive at a marginally 
reduced price...  Looks like a good business plan if you are willing to buy 
their drives again.

James Lance
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