of course all components are susceptible to power surges, MORE OR LESS. that's the key phrase here, because among ALL components in the system, only the WDxxJB was burning each time (and there were three ). Even a Fujitsu HDD outlived all occurences, so yes, it's a WD drive that has MORE strict demands to power quality (but i think it's a WD engineers' f.u.c.k-up, cuz there should be protection against such cases. After all, such protection in OTHER drives does exist, and works, too).
btw, this is not only my experience, other ppl report such WD behaviour as well.
PS. "susceptible" is da right way to spell it :wink: