I had the most unpleasant experience when dealing with Western Digital for the RMA of my defective drive. I paid for the WD Express Service but end up I have to make the hard disk delivery myself. Upon receiving my replacement hard drive, I was told that it only come with 90 days warranty as opposed to the remainder of the original drive’s warranty period, which is stated in WD’s support website. After much hassle, WD agrees to give me a 3 year warranty. Is WD trying to short-change me for poor quality product?
I finally had the time to test out my replacement drive and found that it is defective upon first power up! The label at the back reads “Recertified in Malaysia”, which means it is a reconditioned drive! After all the hassle I’ve been through, no thanks to WD’s poor product quality, I was given a reconditioned drive. Seems like I am being penalized for WD’s mistakes! I requested for immediate replacement via email, but to date no reply from WD’s customer support.
Is there any way for me to escalate this case to get proper support? All I want is just to get back a good working drive with sufficient warranty period, as promised by WD’s warranty policy. Really appreciate all kind advice. Thanks.