Originally Posted by corky dorkelson
Honestly, I think this is a good thing. There are other great manufacturers of drives out there that are just as good as WD. I am not saying WD isn't good, I just think people need to expand their horizons and not be brand-loyal sheep all the time. Variety people.
I will only buy Western Digital, and currently own over a couple dozen Western Digital drives.
I am loyal because of the service I get. I am able to get a replacement drive sent to me overnight, for free. I don't even have to send in my broken drive until after the new one arrives. They send me a prepaid label for that. It's a completely headache free experience, and I can't say the same for some of the other HD makers out there.
This is terrible
news for me. I was waiting for the 4TB Greens, looks like Seagate will be beating Western Digital to the 4TB market, as their drives will be releasing any week now.
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin
Warranty isn't everything.
I am going to disagree with you. Warranty has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. Warranty is also a decent measurement of how long a product will last. Many companies choose warranty length based on how long they expect the product to last. If they expect the product to last 2 1/2 years, they will give you 2 years. Not 3 years.Edited by Murlocke - 10/18/11 at 6:42am