05-11-2012 07:11 AM
The invitation is legit. Please bare in mind that this is not intended to be disclosed with other people.
Private Message me or Bill_S if you have any other questions.
Will be removing this thread in a considerable time.
05-11-2012 01:29 PM
We are looking to increase our pool of individuals considerably, which is why so many received an invitation.
10-12-2012 03:20 AM
I've received an invite too, wasn't sure if it was genuine. The T's & C's seem to suggest, that if my device develops a fault due to the beta, WD aren't to be held liable. Did I read that right?
10-12-2012 05:21 AM
I'm looking for some kind of incentive here...
I spend all day at work managing a team of firmware engineers, often working daft hours when we have a major release imminent. So why would I want to spend the rest of the day testing WD Beta software that may actaully destroy my equipment that is currently functioning in an acceptable manner?
Many of us here, I'm sure, are willing to help improve the quality of the products we have, but what is currently on the table appears to be WD trying to get something for nothing.
10-12-2012 11:09 AM
This was actually an older thread from when we sent out invations about 5 months ago. This is invitation that you received is legit. However...
Can you specifically quote to me what part you think is telling you that if we brick your device, we're not liable.
We're not trying to get something for nothing, but we are asking for help in order to improve our testing ability. We cannot replicate in our labs what is going on out in the real world. It's totally understandable if you don't have the time for something like this, or if you're concerned about your setup being destroyed. Just ignore the email.
10-12-2012 08:31 PM
So, what exactly does this involve? Just putting beta firmware on devices we currently own, or is WD going to ship us a device to play with for a given amount of time before we have to mail it back?