Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by dissonance, Dec 10, 2008.
Good business decision.
I guess that way they can give drives that fail QA/QC to OEMs to use. Very nice.
One more reason to use a RAID.
5 years for a hard drive is just too much time as far as i'm concerned. the profit margins on those things has to be so low with current pricing. having a longer warranty doesn't decrease your chances for losing data, it just means that 1Tb drive that you paid $30 for will be replaced if it fails at 4.5 years. i was always impressed with such a long warranty and even 3 years is above and beyond what most computer parts manufacturers give.
You're a company rep in disguise, aren't you?
lol. i'm generally not a fan of big corporations and find that they do little for consumers. i do find though that storage costs are insanely cheap for the home user and the warranties didn't seem to match the low cost. i'm all for cheapness, but i also want good businesses to be profitable. you have to admit that most people here seem to like either seagate or western digital drives, so they must be doing something right.