Jan 11 2007

feedback to western digital

Published by at 10:32 pm under daily,likes & irks,random

I clicked on 0% for “How well did this answer your question?” and hit submit.

Here was the question.

I got a popup box asking for my email address and my feedback on how this question could be better.

my response:

I bought this drive expecting to get 500 gigs. And I did not get 500 gigs.

What the answer in this FAQs is saying, is that HARD DRIVE MANUFACTURERS define megabytes/gigabytes differently than the actual computer hardware/software defines them.

Basically, this is a marketing ploy to make me THINK I’m getting more space. This is ludicrous.

This FAQ answer could be improved by Western Digital adopting the use of binary capacity that all the OS systems already use and stop trying to gyp their customers.


5 responses so far

5 Responses to “feedback to western digital”

  1. annaon 12 Jan 2007 at 12:32 am

    That completely sucks. How much does their 500gig equal?

  2. annaon 12 Jan 2007 at 12:34 am

    duh, I should have looked at the link you posted.

  3. Chrison 12 Jan 2007 at 1:07 pm

    That does suck. Western Digital Bastards!

  4. Hillyon 12 Jan 2007 at 2:23 pm

    So now would not be a good time to mention that I have a job offer from them?


  5. gamer-geekon 16 Jan 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Every hardware manufacturer does this. I find it annoying, but it’s a fact of modern computing. As long as they don’t start claiming that 1000000 bytes in binary = 1 mb. I just hope their marketing department doesn’t find this post.