Does Samsung warranty SSDs without receipt or used?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by doug_7506, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. doug_7506

    doug_7506 2[H]4U

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    Looking at purchasing an m.2 evo used. Would save me ~$23. I don't mind spending the $23 if it means I have to to get my warranty. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Will they just honor the original warranty by looking at total use?

    When looking at the wording of the warranty, it looks like they do not warrant used SSDs.

     
  2. Jaymzkerten

    Jaymzkerten Limp Gawd

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    I've never done a warranty claim with Samsung, but if it's anything like Seagate/WD they don't ask for a receipt (anyone who expects a person to hold on to a receipt for 3-5 years is dumb), they have you enter the model and serial numbers to see if it's still under warranty.
     
  3. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    Receipt is required to get the full warranty length from the drive. If the drive is sitting on the shelf for 6 months to a year, then you are short that amount of warranty time.

    I had to furnish a receipt for one of my WD Black drives since the warranty was up according to the drive manufacture date but not by my purchase date.
     
  4. Sinclair

    Sinclair Limp Gawd

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    I just warrantied a 850 PRO SSD a few months ago, they required the receipt.
     
  5. doug_7506

    doug_7506 2[H]4U

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    That's what I needed to know. I'll grab the new one for the warranty.
     
  6. LurkerLito

    LurkerLito 2[H]4U

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    I don't think it's dumb at all, especially now with online shopping being so prevalent. I have email receipts from 1996 ;) .
     
  7. Ryom

    Ryom [H]ard|Gawd

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    Take a photo of the receipt with your smartphone, rename it to something useful, move it to a receipts folder that is automatically uploaded to google drive / dropbox, delete them en masse from phone occasionally, and forget about it until/unless you need it.
     
  8. Aesma

    Aesma [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think the last time I did a RMA was Seagate, but it could have been WD. The warranty was just up if using the date on the label, by some weeks, so I first registered the drive, putting a more recent purchase date (without caring about the receipt as I didn't want to look for it, even though I'm pretty sure I got it), then did the RMA, and was never asked for the receipt.
     
  9. rive22

    rive22 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah digital receipts are as easy to acquire as logging into whatever account where you made the purchase. Just make accounts wherever you buy things, don't checkout as a guest and try to shop at reputable stores.