Don't buy Western Digital

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Wed Feb 2 19:38:07 MST 2005

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.

I just had the same problem with a Maxtor drive.  The warranty was only 
a year so I am out of luck as well.

kenneth at

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