7. Technical Satisfaction: Western Digital
Category: SATA Hard Drives
Technical Satisfaction Rating: 85.5
The SATA Hard Drive category was distinguished by its top-notch vendors: three out of four had Technical Satisfaction scores in the top ten. Western Digital's impressive score in this subcategory was overshadowed by the superb performances by the other competitors in the SATA Hard Drive category. WD's highest score in the subcategory, a 95.3 in Product Quality And Reliability, was actually ranked third for the criteria, falling behind the efforts of Hitachi GST (96.7) and Seagate (102.2).