no more 5yr guarentee with seagate HDD's

  sunnystaines 11:17 15 Dec 2008
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going down to 3 years. Are they having problems with them them lasting.

  The Brigadier 16:12 15 Dec 2008

More likely a down turn in business means they only want to offer 3 years.
Seagate are still a reliable HDD maker though.

  sunnystaines 16:36 15 Dec 2008

my two drives are seagate and maxtor but only the seagate has 5 years guarentee. used the maxtor since 2002 for c drive still going strong.

  961 18:56 15 Dec 2008

every manufacturer is counting the pennies

however, basically, if it works for the first year it will work for a LONG LONG time

3yrs, 5 yrs, who cares

They are good

  laurie53 20:16 15 Dec 2008

If a hard drive failed after 4 years I would be looking to replace it anyway, the way storage technology moves on.

  Stuartli 22:08 15 Dec 2008

Western Digital changed the terms of its hard drives warranties (depending on model range) at least a couple of years ago.

But I've never had any problems with them and my latest WD hard drive, a 320GB Caviar SE, has been going strong for around a year or more now.

The earlier WD drives are serving others in the family and one, at least, is around six years old now.

  Stuartli 22:13 15 Dec 2008

Hard drives are now almost so stupidly cheap that you could buy two and use the spare for backup purposes.

I well recall paying £10 or more per gigabyte for a hard drive - the 320GB I mentioned earlier was £46 and, today, is even cheaper at between £36 and £37.60.

That works out at pennies per gigabyte...:-)

  CurlyWhirly 10:09 16 Dec 2008

"But I've never had any problems with them and my latest WD hard drive, a 320GB Caviar SE, has been going strong for around a year or more now."
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My WD hard drive is at least 5 years old and still going strong!

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Uptime just under 19,000 hours.


This is only my second hard drive since I bought a PC back in 2001.

The first drive went after around 18 months but I can't remember what the make was now.

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