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Emcee:  Robert Salasidis Type:  Unmoderated
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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11031No changes in what I do: still a reseller (services & hardware). Still workgo_gatrz25/18/2008
11030gatrz, what a nice surprise. I occasionally look for you on yahoo WDC board, butSarmad Y. Hermiz-5/17/2008
11029Hello Sy! (I know - your name isn't Sy, but you were on Yahoo and old habitsgo_gatrz-5/17/2008
11028>> Probably a naive viewpoint but I still have it nonetheless. ;) ActuallSarmad Y. Hermiz-5/17/2008
11027<< I really think companies such as EMC and Seagate should merge. That wouPigboy-5/17/2008
11026EMC just recently purchased Iomega. Does that provide them with the vertical intSam Citron-5/16/2008
11025>> Do you have a sense of where these companies can profitably deploy theiSarmad Y. Hermiz-5/16/2008
11024Thanks, Sarmad. I knew you would be all over this. I also have a feeling STX shoSam Citron-5/16/2008
11023Hi Sam, In the past few days I bought a large position in STX (from $19 to $21)Sarmad Y. Hermiz-5/16/2008
11022Hi Sarmad, I notice that WDC is on the cusp of hitting decade-long highs but thSam Citron-5/16/2008
11021Here is a good article on the new products and improved profitability at WDC. bCarey Thompson12/26/2008
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11019Recently, I was in Orange County for a wedding. While there I discovered my (PaCarey Thompson-7/7/2007
11018Sarmad I know you have closely followed WDC and STX in the past. What do you thw0z-5/23/2007
11017Stocks for Mom: Western Digital Matt Koppenheffer May 9, 2007 fool.com TheCarey Thompson-5/20/2007
11016Death of disk-drive business unfounded: Barron's Sunday May 13, 2007 12:50 pCarey Thompson-5/20/2007
11015Citigroup Stores Positive Impressions of Hard Disk Drive Makers, Posts Upgrades Carey Thompson-2/23/2007
11014WD ANNOUNCES Q1 REVENUE OF $1.3 BILLION AND NET INCOME OF $.46 PER SHARE ------Carey Thompson-11/14/2006
11013What products are Western Digital coming out with in 06? Might be an indicator JCMcClain28-3/19/2006
11012Western Digital looking good on Relative Strength: hit a multi year high of 21.5rlev-1/9/2006
11011"Samsung's solid-state disks will be puny, pricey, and impractical"Gottfried-1/5/2006
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