Don't buy Western Digital

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Feb 2 18:59:33 MST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 17:40 -0700, James Lance wrote:
> 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.

Seagate Barracuda drives (IDE and SCSI) still have 3 or more year
warranties.  Not bad if you want to pay just a bit more.

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