And here was me thinking that WD could not do anything to make less reliable drives.
They could have bought Maxtor from seagate ;)
This means Hitachi's external hard drives are now going to come bundled with WDs SmartWare junk. :(
On the bright side at least other companies are making SSD's ie OCZ, Corsair etc so once prices come down , won't have to worry about WD, Seagate, etc unless they have SSD's in the works to compete with OCZ, Corsair / Samsung etc
I'm glad I'm not alone!
I did have an IBM death star
I hope Hitachi's firmware engineers can show WD how to make a HDD that actually works properly in a RAID array. ;)
By the way, Samsung will be releasing 4TB HDDs sometime this year. I wonder how long is will take WD to release theirs?