Never heard of WHAT?
"...there is not an opportunity for a virus to be loaded," he said. Yes the drive is formatted but I have never heard of a virus that lives in the master boot record."
Oh get real!
Seagate's been around like FOREVER - including back in the days of the stoned virus and other *boot sector* viruses. Obviously this guy is 17 years old and somehow recently promoted to a senior position.
Perhaps one of the grown-ups should take this padawan aside for a quick history lesson.