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post #11 of 25
I've had too many Seagate drives fail on me within 2 years of purchasing them. Sure they'll replace it, but they'll give you a refurb and their data recovery options are ridiculously expensive.

Western Digital all the way for me.
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post #12 of 25
Their 5 year warranty was the reason I bought their drives. I ain't buyin' Seagates anymore.
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post #13 of 25
I'm assuming it will allow them to cut some costs which are incurred to them after the 3 year period. With the current recession, a lot of companies are looking to cut down on costs.

As they said, 95% of consumers claim warranty within the first 3 years anyway. That is a high percentage. Its business get over it.

I love seeing all the usual geek-rants of "I will never buy Seagate ever again".

Go cry about it. Nobody cares.
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post #14 of 25
Lame. Samsung and WD have 3 year warranties anyway so it was a wise and predictable move to just match industry standard, I guess.
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post #15 of 25
Well I tend to have enough money in three years to buy a new HD if mine fails..
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post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinja_ninja View Post
I'm assuming it will allow them to cut some costs which are incurred to them after the 3 year period. With the current recession, a lot of companies are looking to cut down on costs.

As they said, 95% of consumers claim warranty within the first 3 years anyway. That is a high percentage. Its business get over it.

I love seeing all the usual geek-rants of "I will never buy Seagate ever again".

Go cry about it. Nobody cares.
Cut down on 5% of costs given their numbers on the rate of returns? There's got to be a better way to save money than that, especially if it means them pissing off enthusiasts who not only buy their products, but recommend them to people. I'm not business expert, but saying that this could easily hurt their sales by 5% or more doesn't seem too unrealistic to me. Especially since Western Digital has started offering 5-year warranties on their Black line, and Samsung's surprisingly cheap F1 series now has 7-year warranties.
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post #17 of 25
alright, im buying more seagates for thoese who dont

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post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I will never buy another Seagate drive again.
Over-reaction much?

Quote:
Originally Posted by zacbrain View Post
alright, im buying more seagates for thoese who dont

MUHAHAHAH
Well played, sir.
post #19 of 25
Ah thankfully my Cheetah is still in the 5 year window.
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinja_ninja View Post
I love seeing all the usual geek-rants of "I will never buy Seagate ever again".

Go cry about it. Nobody cares.
Don't cut down the little kiddies, they're very passionate about being melodramatic. It's all they have.
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