Western Digital Will Give Free Software to Customers to Settle Capasity Dispute Class Action Lawsuit

To resolve a class action lawsuit alleging hard drive maker Western Digital’s computer hard drives stored less material than promised - a discrepancy stemming from high-tech’s different standards for sizing up digital data, the company is offering free software to about 1 million consumers.

Under the settlement announced Tuesday, Western Digital will give away software designed to back up and recover computer files to anyone who bought one of the company’s disk drives 22 March 2001, through 15 Feb. of this year.

Consumers have until July 16 to apply for the software on their website.

Link [www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/28/wd_settlement]

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