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Western Digital Caught Misrepresenting HDD RPM Speeds, Too

Question asked by kingfish on Sep 10, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2020 by pokester

" Telling customers you’re selling them a 5400 RPM drive when it’s actually a 7200 RPM drive could cause problems if the hardware that drive is intended for can’t dissipate the additional heat or provide enough power. While this may not be a concern for a majority of users, it’s also not the first time we’ve seen dishonest behavior from Western Digital. This is the second time in a year that the company has misrepresented the hardware that it’s shipping to customers. True, in this case, the situation arguably breaks in the customer’s favor — but that doesn’t make it a good idea for companies to play fast and loose with specifications. "

 

Western Digital Caught Misrepresenting HDD RPM Speeds, Too - ExtremeTech 

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