It has been a tough year at Western Digital Corporation’s San Jose, California headquarters. The well-known storage company, which also operates the SanDisk brand, has been mired by one issue after another. Adding to it, now people are losing their data, the cardinal sin of storage devices.
3TB of Video Lost Because SanDisk Extreme Pro Failed
Over at The Verge, Vjeran Pavic lost 3TB of video because his SanDisk Extreme Pro failed. He is far from the only one.
Pavic’s new failed Extreme Pro SSD is much like SanDisk’s Extreme Portable and Pro SSD devices and similar to the WD MyPassport SSD. After all, drives can fail after a very long time — although SSDs have lower failure rates than hard disk drives (HDDs). No, it is the months-old replacement that Western Digital sent him after his previous drive failed and wiped all his data.
PetaPixel reviewed the SanDisk Pro-G40 SSD last year, calling the compact drive “wicked fast” and lauding its performance.
A second PetaPixel team member has since experienced data loss issues with a Pro-G40. Further, the same person has experienced similar failures with the Extreme Pro drive that has troubled Pavic at The Verge.