Western Digital grift of Had Disk sales in India.

western-digital-blue-cavier-hard-diskWestern Digital is considered to be the pioneer Hard Disk manufacturer. It is generally attributed to new technologies in the field of data storage media. Its hard disks were earlier not easily available in India. It appears,  2008 recession pushed it to explore Indian market which was hereto before saw the monopoly of Seagate, another manufacturer of Hard Disks. The truth is that perception is not reality. I also bought Western Digital hard disks, due to the perception that as innovator, it would be of good quality. But it is real pain at inappropriate places. All hard disks break down frequently. Continue reading

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While the prices of hard disks have gone up by nearly 100% i.e. double in past six months the quality has nose-dived. I have already replaced three of Western Digital make within a period of a year.


An external Hard disk (model X-320) of Hitachi also broke down in about a year and I had to send for its replacement but the worst part is that the replacement sent to me was also broken and I had to send it again on the same day in same packing for replacement. Never buy a HITACHI disk. Today I received the replacement. It did not work on desktop but worked on Laptop. Let’s hope it will work.

Added on 17 Nov. 2012:

Never buy Western Digital

Its Hard disk are of very poor quality. I had purchased three hard disks in past few years, two have been replaced once. One hard disk was replaced about four-month ago was again having reading errors. It has to be replaced again. I wonder what is the problem. I had always believed that Western Digital being technically innovative must also be durable, proved to be a myth. Never ever buy a Western Digital Disk.

© Sandeep Bhalla