Thursday, October 23, 2003


Fujitsu hard-drive settlement proposed | CNET News.com  

Fujitsu hard-drive settlement proposed | CNET News.com: "Fujitsu hard-drive settlement proposed
Last modified: October 22, 2003, 4:44 PM PDT
By Ed Frauenheim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

U.S. residents who bought certain Fujitsu hard drives could receive up to $45 in drive replacement costs and as much as $1,200 in data recovery expenses, according to a proposed class-action settlement.
The lawsuit was filed against Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Hewlett-Packard and Gateway. It claims that certain Fujitsu Desktop 3.5-inch IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard drives bought in the United States had high rates of failure and problems with data integrity.
The defendants deny the allegations, but they have agreed to the settlement partly to avoid the time and costs of protracted litigation, according to court papers.
Under the proposed settlement, which was filed last month, Fujitsu would pay $42.5 million into a settlement fund. "

Guess the IBM DeskStar 75 gig drive isn't the only dog in the kennel, hmm?

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