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WD HDs (was Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...)
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WD HDs (was Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...)

The HD that started clicking on me may have been due to me not giving
enough space to the hole on the HD that says "Do not cover this hole."  I
have an older 1.3G of theirs that is still working fine, but that may be
the WD of old.

On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Patrick B. Lickiss wrote:

> The scam is very simple...Western Digital makes some of the least reliable
> drives I've ever used.  I, for one, would much rather pay the extra money
> and get something that's not going to make a rather unpleasant clunking
> noise when I turn the computer on after having used the drive for 3 months.
> I've actually lost three WD drives to this same problem, all different sizes
> and different models.  Not only to their drives suck, but their customer
> service is laughable.  In short, I think people are figuring this out
> finally and that's why WD has such huge rebates, to try and drum up new
> business.
> Patrick

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