Anonymous 11/25/2019 (Mon) 00:27:21 No.13939 del
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Western Digital used to make their own tools and utilities for their products, but now they're doing the third-party marketing-partnership fail dance with this sorry sack of shit. Instead of writing a basic utility to clone data from a competitor's drive to theirs, Western Digital puts a download link to this trial-version network-activation Acronis bullshit with a "30 day grace period" and whatnot, and then it doesn't even see the drive that is right there.

Instead of doing work, it's become all too common to look for a "win-win" partnership of some kind. If I adopted this line of thinking, then maybe instead of writing a couple paragraphs of text to post to an imageboard, I could "partner" with someone else to write them for me, and in exchange they could casually mention that if you're not quite up to typing something today, you can always swing by and we can work out a mutually beneficial deal!

I booted up under Linux and used dd like I should've in the first place. Fuck you Acronis, and fuck you for using them, Western Digital. Your drive better not start clicking like the brand new Seagate just did.