Hard Drive SMR Performance Speed Investigation

04.27.2020

Our public protection attorneys are investigating reports that Seagate and Western Digital are misstating the performance speeds of certain hard drives.

According to recent reports, various hard drive models manufactured by these companies use technology that results in slower performance. The companies do not disclose this to customers in marketing materials or specification sheets, despite charging higher prices for these supposedly innovative products. Consumers typically lack the expertise to evaluate representations about performance speed or technology when in the market for a hard drive.

If you bought a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive in the United States, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp consumer protection attorney—call us toll-free at 866-981-4800 or submit your information below:

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Recent news reports allege that Seagate and Western Digital (WD) have been producing and distributing hard drives with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)—a slower form of hard disk drive technology—without disclosing this technology or its effects to consumers. SMR-based hard drives may have slower random write speeds that reduce performance in standard operating systems. Consumers have already lodged a significant volume of complaints about slow performance speeds in these models.

Hard drive models under investigation include but are not limited to the following:

  • Seagate Ironwolf
  • Seagate Barracuda
  • Seagate Desktop HDD
  • Seagate Exos
  • Seagate Archive v2
  • WD Red
  • WD Red Pro
  • WD Blue
  • WD Black
  • WD Purple

Is your new hard drive surprisingly slow? Contact a lawyer today.

If you bought a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive in the United States, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp consumer protection attorney—call us toll-free at 866-981-4800 or submit your information in the form above.

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