OK, I’m pissed off now. Un-fucking-believable.
I bought this drive last year but didn’t need it until today. I pulled it out of the box and it felt a little light and I noticed that the housing was unsnapped. Upon further examination I see that someone has yanked the 6TB drive that was originally inside and replaced it with a piece of scrap metal - no controller board, screws removed and platters exposed to the elements, no label.
Somehow I don’t think that Western Digital’s warranty covers fraud, and I can only hope that Target does the right thing and either gives me another drive or a refund. I bought it in good faith, hence not opening the box until today.
Inside job at the returns counter, perhaps? Any legal recourse?