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[Discuss] [ OT ] hard drives

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Rich Braun <richb at> wrote:

> Second: read about the future of hard drive warranties and weep:
> . That 5-year standard warranty is, alas, now in our collective rear-view
> mirror.

It says in the article

> Seagate's new warranties apply to internal hard drives designed for laptops,
> desktops and consumer electronics devices. Seagate said there is no warranty
> change to "mission critical enterprise drives," such as its Cheetah line, or
> Seagate external drives.


> WD will continue to maintain five-year warranties on its premium
> desktop/notebook products, including the WD Caviar Black, WD Scorpio Black
> and WD VelociRaptor products,

Looks like the expensive enterprise drives will still have 5-year warranties,
while the cheap consumer drives will only have the 1-year warranties.

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