WD refused to answer our questions about its self-wiping SanDisk SSDs

In an ongoing controversy surrounding Western Digital’s portable SanDisk Extreme SSDs, the company has been accused of remaining silent about potential data loss issues. Despite inquiries from various sources, Western Digital has continued to sell these drives due to discounts, fake reviews, and favorable Google search rankings. The head of PR, Robin Schultz, responded to the concerns, but her statement did not address the issue and lacked a specific timeline for providing answers. Western Digital is now facing three class-action lawsuits over the alleged failures of the SanDisk SSDs. The company has a history of questionable practices, including a previous settlement regarding the use of SMR drives.


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