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I have been reading about a lot of complaints in the usenet groups about crashes of the newer >1.6Gb WD drives. They reportedly have many bad sectors, esp when using SCANDISK. It is possible that the reason there are increased complaints, is that there are more sales, and therefore more potential problems. After reading about these problems for about 2 weeks now and watching the stock go up in a straight line, I decided to get out.

(probably got out too early based on technical analysis though)

Anyone else have any ideas or info about the failure rate of the WDC drives?
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11036WDC is one of 10 stocks added to the NDX Dec 24.2012  Gottfried-12/30/2012 07:43 PM  Per the above, and contrary to claims of others, the Apple iPadd-09/27/2010 06:26 PM
11034Nice to see someone on the board, after two plus years of no posts. Western DigMark O. Halverson-07/24/2010 10:47 PM
11033Samsung is a big player in the HDD market too. I don't know what the best dCheeky Kid-07/23/2010 02:36 PM
11032As for WDC, they are hitting on every cylinder plus a few. They got whacked afteBrazilian Investor-07/23/2010 01:54 PM
11031No changes in what I do: still a reseller (services & hardware). Still workgo_gatrz205/18/2008 01:55 PM
11030gatrz, what a nice surprise. I occasionally look for you on yahoo WDC board, butSarmad Y. Hermiz-05/17/2008 03:25 PM
11029Hello Sy! (I know - your name isn't Sy, but you were on Yahoo and old habitsgo_gatrz-05/17/2008 02:09 PM
11028>> Probably a naive viewpoint but I still have it nonetheless. ;) ActuallSarmad Y. Hermiz-05/17/2008 10:47 AM
11027<< I really think companies such as EMC and Seagate should merge. That wouPigboy-05/17/2008 06:57 AM
11026EMC just recently purchased Iomega. Does that provide them with the vertical intSam Citron-05/16/2008 05:39 PM
11025>> Do you have a sense of where these companies can profitably deploy theiSarmad Y. Hermiz-05/16/2008 03:37 PM
11024Thanks, Sarmad. I knew you would be all over this. I also have a feeling STX shoSam Citron-05/16/2008 03:06 PM
11023Hi Sam, In the past few days I bought a large position in STX (from $19 to $21)Sarmad Y. Hermiz-05/16/2008 01:46 PM
11022Hi Sarmad, I notice that WDC is on the cusp of hitting decade-long highs but thSam Citron-05/16/2008 01:11 PM
11021Here is a good article on the new products and improved profitability at WDC. bCarey Thompson102/26/2008 06:37 AM
11020Western Digital Fiscal 1Q Profit Falls Thursday November 1, 6:35 pm ET WesternCarey Thompson-11/01/2007 07:15 PM
11019Recently, I was in Orange County for a wedding. While there I discovered my (PaCarey Thompson-07/07/2007 11:23 PM
11018Sarmad I know you have closely followed WDC and STX in the past. What do you thw0z-05/23/2007 12:28 PM
11017Stocks for Mom: Western Digital Matt Koppenheffer May 9, 2007  Carey Thompson-05/20/2007 01:07 PM
11016Death of disk-drive business unfounded: Barron's Sunday May 13, 2007 12:50 pCarey Thompson-05/20/2007 01:03 PM
11015Citigroup Stores Positive Impressions of Hard Disk Drive Makers, Posts Upgrades Carey Thompson-02/23/2007 06:45 PM
11014WD ANNOUNCES Q1 REVENUE OF $1.3 BILLION AND NET INCOME OF $.46 PER SHARE ------Carey Thompson-11/14/2006 04:58 PM
11013What products are Western Digital coming out with in 06? Might be an indicator JCMcClain28-03/19/2006 09:47 PM
11012Western Digital looking good on Relative Strength: hit a multi year high of 21.5rlev-01/09/2006 01:30 PM
11011"Samsung's solid-state disks will be puny, pricey, and impractical"Gottfried-01/05/2006 09:17 PM
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