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    Western Digital Trade Up Program:

    How?
    Call 1-800-275-4932 option 4 for Loyalty services, then 1 for upgrade program.

    Price of drive
    - includes shipping
    - there are no taxes
    - there is no duty. Majority of drives ship from within Canada
    - Drives are shipped as "warranty replacements" to avoid taxes and custom charges.
    - all amounts are in USD

    Shipping
    - via UPS Ground
    - billing and shipping addresses can be different
    - the drives are shipped from within Canada, however some have reported that their's came from the US (if you get charged taxes WD will reimburse you)

    How many can I order?
    - you need a unique S/N for every drive you want
    - you can order as many drives as you want (well within reason) on one phone call as long as you have unique S/Ns for each

    What drives do they have?
    - They have over 30 different models available. the popular ones in this thread are the 400GB SATA, 320GB SATA, and the 36GB Raptor.

    WD3200JD SATA 150 MB/s 7200rpm 320gig 8.9 ms 8 MB cache
    WD2500JD SATA 150 MB/s 7200 250 8.9 ms 8 MB
    WD3200JB EIDE 100 MB/s 7200 320 8.9 ms 8 MB
    WD2500JB EIDE 100 MB/s 7200 250 8.9 ms 8 MB
    WD4000KD SATA 150 MB/s 7200 400 8.9 ms 16 MB
    WD2500SB EIDE 100 MB/s 7200 250 8.9 ms 8 MB
    WD360GD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 10,000 36 4.5 ms 8 MB

    New drive comes with warranty (3 yrs/5 yrs for Raptor's)
    Their warranties also include advance replacement.


    How much are they?
    - Prices change every month. Call them for exact pricing
    - For other drives simply call them or email them and they will tell you if its available and how much they are.

    S/N
    - you need a S/N from a WD drive ( Must be from 1998 or newer)
    - you do not need to send in the old drive
    - any warranty on the old drive will be invalidated
    - drives w/o any warrenty is valid
    - To get the s/n off of a drive in your machine you can use WD's Datalifeguard tools:

    When will it end?

    - No set date. It's not a sale but an on going customer loyalty program. WD can terminate it at any time, however its been in operation for quite a while now.
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    wow thanks for the info, going to look into that

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    yea bro, that's pretty darned sweet

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    73gig raptors too? I'm not exactly sure I understand the deal here either

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    Wow...this one is really making the rounds on the internet, I'm seeing that exact cut 'n paste all over the place. Wonder what brought it on..the trade up program has been in place since 1999.

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    just thought I'd share it with you guys here. Not everyone knows about the program, but its definately a good deal for those needing a new hard drive and have old WD's kicking around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrancelam
    just thought I'd share it with you guys here. Not everyone knows about the program, but its definately a good deal for those needing a new hard drive and have old WD's kicking around.

    How much of a savings is it really? Ten to forty dollars can be the difference of one vendor to another.

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    well

    you are right that it depends on which store you goto, but in my case, the cheapest price for a Western Digital 320gb 8mb cache IDE drive in my area was $134 CAD + taxes = 154.10. Getting it from WD @ $105 USD (which included shipping) came out to be $120 after everything. So saving myself $30 bucks was well worth it. On some of the other drives you may save more, but it depends on if you can wait for your drive to be shipped to you or not. It took me 1 week to get mine, but I didn't need it right away. BTW mine was shipped from the US.
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    Cool program, thanks terrancelam!

    I have an old WD that I would like to replace--this is perfect.
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