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Re: DO NOT BUY Western Digital "Green" Drives (also present in WD "Elements" external USB cases)

Here is the whole thing, (and something that will not sit well with some), the OP posted based on experiance. Absolutly nothing wrong with that. In fact, people tend to make purchase decisions based on that life experiance.

It does not matter if person 1 loves item A if person 2 used item 1 and item 1 has failed them.

These are all opinions. I myeslf did not take the OP's opinion as gospel.
His experiance, his opinion. I tend to agree with the OP based on my experiance.

It does not make the OP any more right than Shawn and vice versa.
The OP is entitled to his opinion as is however, it does not give the right to either of them to show disrespect by simply negating the opinion of one simply because they disagree.

Far too many people forget what opinions are and how they are formulated.

Sent from my HTC.

----- Reply message -----
From: "shawn wilson" <ag4ve.us@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 4, 2011 12:46 pm
Subject: DO NOT BUY Western Digital "Green" Drives (also present in WD "Elements" external USB cases)
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Cc: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>

On Sep 4, 2011 1:28 PM, "Doug" <dmcgarrett@optonline.net> wrote:
> On 09/04/2011 03:41 AM, shawn wilson wrote:
>> On Sep 4, 2011 3:23 AM, "Miles Bader" <miles@gnu.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > lina <lina.lastname@gmail.com> writes:
>> > > just guess ...  might be wrong, might lots of people coming for WD,
>> > > so the stores only sold WD.
>> >
>> > Dunno, but I've had extremely good experiences with WD drives in the
>> > past, so I'd definitely favor them when I buy a new one....
>> I have absolutely no oppinion. I was merely pointing out that the OP was presenting his oppinion as fact and I thought that pretty messed up.
>> Grented, due to the inciteful the subject was, I'm sure this thread will keep going for at least a week and most of us will remember something bad about WD the next time we go buy a disc. Oh well. The OP probably  got his wish :)
> It's been a few years since I retired, but I remember the IT guys replacing a _lot_ of Western Digital drives.  I guess the
> company bought them because they were cheaper, but I don't think they saved any money.  For my own use, I have been using Seagate and
> Hitachi, and have had no trouble in quite some time.  Obviously, YMMV, but what I saw sould not encourage me to buy WD.

So, if I have 1000 computers with 1000 WD discs and nothing else in them, how many Seagate discs will fail?

Discs do fail and I look forward to someone posting the fail rate of different manufacturer discs. However the above statement doesn't seem to be based on logic.

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