Western Digital got slapped with a class action suit for this very reason, and the hard drive giant has
opted to settle. Consumers who purchased a Western Digital hard drive between March 21, 2001 and February 15, 2006 may be eligible to snag themselves a free download of Dantz Retrospect Express. If you’re among the afflicted, find all the info on the settlement at
Western Digital’s site
(filing deadline is July 15). Another suit filed by the same plaintiffs is pending versus hard drive manufacturer Seagate.
Guess it’s time to pop open my PC and check the label. Pretty sure I got me some software coming to me. Of course, the real question is: Will they mend their errant ways?