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post #21 of 101
For those saying "Oh just buy a Caviar Black for better warranty", if everyone starts purchasing those drives the demand increases and so will the price. Caviar Black drives are already expensive enough.
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post #22 of 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Seagate did it first, actually.

I believe you can even buy 1 year warranty Seagate drives
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Originally Posted by d6bmg View Post

Hopefully Seagate won't follow WD. I'm not buying WD anymore. :-/

....WD is following Seagate.
....Yes, you will buy WD again. I guarentee it.
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post #24 of 101
Really you get what you pay for, I have some RE2 drives that are still under warranty till 2013 and they are quite some years old now. - and still going strong.

the raid edition "re" drives have longer warranty's and are rated for 1million hours MTFB (mean time between failure)

WD still good in my book thumb.gif
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If it wasn't for all the market shortage I'd swear some anti-trust activities were a happening.. tongue.gif
post #26 of 101
I made the mistake of buying Seagate twice in the past 2 years and both of the drives have failed. Sure enough all my WD drives going back to my very first computer in the 1990s all work. Frankly, I'd prefer a drive with NO warranty that lasts a decade than a drive with 5 years warranty that fails twice in that period!!
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This makes little difference to me at least. Most HDD's if they are going to go..will go within the first 2 years anyway. That is what I have found from any drives I have had that have gone bad.
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Never had to use a warranty on any of my Western Digital drives.

I could care less tongue.gif Even if it was 1-year, I'd just pick up two and mirror them. Or 3... or 4... wink.gif
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post #29 of 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post

This makes little difference to me at least. Most HDD's if they are going to go..will go within the first 2 years anyway. That is what I have found from any drives I have had that have gone bad.

If that were true, WD wouldn't be saving much money going from 3 to 2 years now would they wink.gif.
Why even do it if you aren't going to be saving money, especially since it's gonna piss off a few of your costumers?
Edited by qwertymac93 - 12/15/11 at 10:11am
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post #30 of 101
thos egreen drives suk anyway

Get Blacks with the 5 year warranty and be a cool kid

or just get SSD and Kill em before end of warranty ^^
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