Seagate & Western Digital Reduce Their Warranty Period As of 2012

Western Digital – Effective date on January 2nd, 2012

Desktop and Mobile  drives (Blue and Green family lines) change from 3 years to 2 years. Black product line will remain at 5 years warranty.   Enterprise class products stay at 5 years warranty.

Product Line                                                                           Limited Warranty Period

                                                                                                    (as of January 02, 2012)

Desktop & Mobile – WD Blue and WD Green           2 years

 

Seagate – Effective date on December 31, 2011

Major Desktop and Mobile  products change from 2 years to 1 years and 5 years to 3 years. Most of the Enterprise class product will be reduced warranty period from 5 years to 3 years.

 

Product Line Limited Warranty  Period

(as of December 31,  2011)

Constellation®.2 and  Constellation® ES.2 3 years
Barracuda® and  Barracuda® Green 3.5” Drives 1 year
Barracuda® XT 3 years
Momentus® 2.5”  Drives (5400 RPM & 7200 RPM) 1 year
Momentus® XT 3 years
SV35 Series™ –  Video Surveillance 2 years
Pipeline HD® Mini,  Pipeline HD® 2 years

Comments

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    yme January 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Seagate’s new warranty policies are more complex than the table above suggests. Their Dec. 6th, 2011 announcement about cutting back warranties related to products sold as bare drives (OEM) only. It stated that Seagate’s retail products, e.g. drives sold in boxed kits, and mission critical (e.g. certain enterprise class drives) would not be affected by the new warranty policy.

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