Seagate cutting several hard drive warranties from 5 to 3 years

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Not too many years ago, Seagate sent waves through the storage community when it decided to increase hard drive warranties from one or two all the way up to five years from purchase.  It looks like, however, they’re starting to regret that decision, as they’re bringing some models back down to three years worth of service starting January 3rd, 2009.

If you’re looking to buy one of the affected drives, buy it now, because Seagate plans on honoring the full original warranty.  Here’s a partial list of the affected drives.

Desktop drives:

  • Barracuda 7200    
  • Diamondmax       

Notebook drives:

  • Momentus 7200  
  • Momentus 5400   

CE drives:

  • Pipeline HD        
  • Pipeline HD Pro
  • DB35
  • LD25 5400

 

Further reading:

Seagate warranty page

via Crunchgear

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