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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!!!!!!!!!!
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    Western Digital Special Edition drives should still carry a 3 year warranties.
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    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.

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    Apparently IBM are still on 3 years, they might regain some market share if they stick with it.
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    IBM aren't going to continue in the HDD business I thought.. :?:

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    Yep soldout their hard drive division they did. ;)


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    just curious.... where exactly was this "confirmed"

    Clay


    :edit:
    I found this, and stand corrected.
    http://support.wdc.com/warranty/newpolicyfaq.asp

    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

    or

    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 z-buy.com and are similar @ newegg.com

    let the flames begin!!!!:flames:

    Clay

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    Claybert

    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!

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