Concerned about WDDA "Warnings" on WD NAS drives after 3 years! (+location of manufactering)

I have been hearing more & more about this issue, where WDDA will flag WD NAS drives with “WARNING” (PERMANENTLY!) when they have only been power on for 3 years (just after the warranty expiration).

I would appreciate an official response from WD on the following issues:

Stop Buying WD NAS Drives. - YouTube

WD Red NAS Warning Issue - WHAT IS GOING ON WITH WDDA??? - YouTube

WD Red NAS WDDA Warnings and QNAP NAS - SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED? - YouTube

Additionally, I have seen conflicting data on where the WD RED NAS drives are manufactured - are they manufactured in China?

Thank you for addressing these serious issues.

Hi @DeathStalker
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