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IT News Thread, Western Digital DRM Hard Drives in Other News; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7136069.stm That's Western Digital off my purchasing lists......
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    Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7136069.stm

    That's Western Digital off my purchasing lists...

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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    I wonder how file sharing affects WD. If anything, I would've thought the more files people share, the bigger hard drives they need, and so on!



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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    ^ lmao idiots.


    Im affraid WD has just jumped above Apple and Sony in my list of bad manufacturers, atleast for now anyway.

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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    I just panicked when I about to wrap my daughters present up -a 500GB external drive (thats upped my geek credentials a bit - how many of you have bought your 15yr old princess such a thoughtful and wonderful Christmas present )

    Anyway, I'd bought it at CostCo and when I've just looked at it - its Western Digital ...... PANIC.... cause I remembered this thread!!!!!

    Anyway, panic over - The Register has the true story - whew!!!

    Back to the wrapping

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    I wonder how file sharing affects WD. If anything, I would've thought the more files people share, the bigger hard drives they need, and so on!



    Andy
    Talk about a bad move on there part.... I thought they wanted to make money not lose it ?

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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    I'd recommend reading The register article Si linked to...

    It's eye opening and takes the wind out of the conspiracy theory sails rather quickly.

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    Re: Western Digital DRM Hard Drives

    In Si's article, probably being a bit dense but does it matter what filing system you use ie if you use HFS+ versus NTFS or FAT32??

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