seagates new warranty

E4g1e

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Woah! That 5-year warranty wasn't the first for an ATA drive (Maxtor's MaxLine series was the first to offer a 5-year warranty on ATA drives). But it was the first 5-year warranty that applies to consumer-level hard drives, in addition to enterprise drives.
 

Morpheus256

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yeah scsi has had 5yr for a long time now, but, this applies to the cheapest of cheap.
guess seagate is confident about there drives.....no wonder maxtor was the first to offer 1year warrenty :p :D
 

E4g1e

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Morpheus256 said:
yeah scsi has had 5yr for a long time now, but, this applies to the cheapest of cheap.
guess seagate is confident about there drives.....no wonder maxtor was the first to offer 1year warrenty :p :D
Actually, Maxtor's 1-year warranty is relatively short-lived in implementation. Currently, Maxtor's warranty on their consumer-level drives depends on the size and cache amount: Those that are either smaller than 120GB or have a 2MB cache have only a 1-year warranty; those that are at least 120GB and have an 8MB cache have a 3-year warranty.

Western Digital's warranty on all of their retail-packaged hard drives except for the Raptors is currently only 1 year. Western Digital's OEM hard drives that have 8MB of cache and spin at 7200rpm have a 3-year warranty. All WD Raptors have a 5-year warranty.
 

xphantg0d

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They seem pretty confident in their performance. I havent had a seagate yet but maybe i will make my next hd purchase from seagate.
 

dainthomas

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I was going to get my next hd upgrade (200gb SATA) from WD. Now I'm going Seagate all the way!
 
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damn this sucks......i bought my 80gb seagate hd from best buy during may 25th! damnit!! if only i bought it 5 days later i would have gotten a 5 year warranty on the drive... :(
 

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E4g1e said:
Actually, Maxtor's 1-year warranty is relatively short-lived in implementation. Currently, Maxtor's warranty on their consumer-level drives depends on the size and cache amount: Those that are either smaller than 120GB or have a 2MB cache have only a 1-year warranty; those that are at least 120GB and have an 8MB cache have a 3-year warranty.


Note that this does not apply to retail-packaged drives. All Maxtor retail-packaged ATA drives in North America only come with 1 year. I used to always assume the opposite would be true, like Intel's retail warranty would be longer than their OEM warranty.
 
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