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    It has been confirmed that many hard drive manufacturers will be reducing their warranties from 3 years to 1 year on IDE drives. Seagate started it, and apparently Western Digital and Maxtor are following suit. October 1st is the planned changeover date, so if you are looking for a new drive get one now!!!!!!!!!!

  • #2
    Western Digital Special Edition drives should still carry a 3 year warranties.


    • #3
      I wonder it they will change their MTBF figures on there spec sheets? I doubt it even though they appearenly don't believe the numbers themselves.


      • #4
        Apparently IBM are still on 3 years, they might regain some market share if they stick with it.


        • #5
          IBM aren't going to continue in the HDD business I thought.. :?:


          • #6
            Yep soldout their hard drive division they did. ;)


            • #7
              just curious.... where exactly was this "confirmed"


              I found this, and stand corrected.

              me thinks though that the retail boxes will have a reg card or sticker that gets you the 3 yr and that the oem packs that we are all used to buying <drive and silica gel pack in a sealed anti-static> will be the ones that get the shaft.

              Riddle me this batman...

              80gb 2meg = $94.00
              Shipping Charge : $1.45
              Total Charge : $95.45
              plus 19.95 for warantee = 115.40


              80gb 8mb =$105.00
              Shipping Charge : $1.95
              Total Charge : $106.95

              so really what would you wanna buy any way??? we're tweakers for gods sake, I want the 8mb cache. yes it does make a difference esp in raid setups my two 80gb se's SMOKE together as 1 160gb drive.

              but seriously I have never had a drive go out on me under warranty except in 2 cases.

              1.>Within 6mo

              2.> Damage from heat or other truely non-warranty issues i.e. e.s.d. etc. etc. ad nausem

              and I have about 500 systems out in my area all WD or samsung

              Flame if you like but I say DEAL with it.

              price complements of and are similar @

              let the flames begin!!!!:flames:


              1800XP @ 1620mhz
              Soyo Dragon +
              768 DDR 333
              Giga-byte 8500 Radeon
              (2) WD 80gig SE Raid-0
              (1) WD 20gig
              DMX 6fire24-96 audio
              LS-120 <fastest floppy known to man>
              16x Pioneer DVD Slot
              24/10/48x Sony CD-RW


              • #8

                Evaluating my years of experience with the human species, I have found it a fairly common response, when dealing with undesirable circumstances, to *****ABOUTIT!

                So,deal with it!