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Seagate Take A Leaf Out Of WD's Book, Offer Crummy ONE YEAR Warranties On Some HDD's

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Lazzer408

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    That's like a contradiction in itself.

    Of course that's why they would reduce the warranty. Why else? To many of their products fail shortly after 1yr and they know it. It's costing them a mint. Now they can keep building the same garbage and not be accountable for it. Money in hand. A large company knows EXACTLY what's going on. They have statistical data pouring in and know to the penny what it's costing them.

    Maybe they wan't to start selling water damaged drives. :twitch:
     
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    ...and thats why i buy SAMSUNG hdd's only. I had few Seagate Baracuda series hdd's, 2 died after year - bad sectors and click of death, 1 was already broken when i bought it - very low read\write speed (around 40 Mb\s) and only is 1 working fine :rolleyes:

    After that experience I avoid Seagate products at all cost.
     
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    Out of the box watercooling support? :roll:
     
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    lol Yeh they are "pre-cooled". It's a new feature.
     
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    seagates quality over the past 2 years has dropped significantly. I'm seeing way more fails of late. I have 5 seagates fail for every 1 WD. and love when I get the warranty replacement back and it's a "Certified Repaired" POS and not a brand new drive.

    The industry needs to find a way to do TRIM on SSD within a RAID before I use them in anything other than notebooks. don't put anything on SSD that you want long term.

    I suggest everyone watch this video about SSD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhihfJHIu0I&context=C3702828ADOEgsToPDskIyVhQrzE4Vb-uC0J-b0XRQ
     
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    So this is where the demise of the HDD market into a race between only the big 2 contenders really affects us :(!
     
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    funny how things are made to die these days I still have a perfectly working Seagate 545MB HDD :laugh: that has DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 loaded on it :eek:.... I pull it out every now and then plug it in and fire it up just to see if it still works I also have a couple of Quantum Bigfoots lying around that still go as good as the day I scavenged them :roll:

    as to the warranty well who cares the CGA ( Consumer Guarantees Act) here in New Zealand states that things must last a reasonable amount of time and most computer components gain a 5yr reasonable life expectancy so good luck in getting dicked out of a new HDD by Seagate:nutkick:

    oh just about forgot to mention I also own an 40MB Western Digital Conor HDD that still goes too
     
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    ALL MY PURCHASES now go to Samsung (while warranties last!)
     
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    Well this 1TB Seagate here that has been going for 3yrs now sure is lasting. Same with my 250GB and 80GB Seagate, the 250 about 5yrs old and the 80 about 8+.

    Course mine aren't running 24/7, or doing heavy tasks all the time. Maybe there is a reason my drives don't fail ;).
     
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    So your purchases are still going to Seagate then...:laugh:

    I have a 40GB WD that's going on 10 years easy now. Still going strong lol!
     
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    This is great news! The move by WD has forced Seagate to match. It has little to do with quality.

    I hope they start just offering no warranty options soon. Warratees don't come for free and I'd rather cover my own risk options than be forced pay via a hardware manufacturer.
     
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    So far i have yet to complain from WD. All of my drives are from them and havent had any of them fail. Hopefully they keep their quality but with this announcement i am getting skeptical.
     
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    Aw snap! Did Samsung sell their HDD business to seagate? Bugger it if true! :wtf:
     
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    I hope to see HDD prices go down to close to sane levels and I am ok not to get anymore than 1 year warranty as long as they bring down the price even more.

    Say I can get a 1TB HDD for $60 (sane price) with 3 yr warranty or $40 for 1 yr warranty alone. I can top another $20 to buy a new drive just incase if the original dies, chances of getting better drive is more for the same price.
     
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    I thought that pic was pretty lulzy too :laugh:
    EU law got the Microsoft Xbox 360 warrenty extended to 3 years so im wondering what's the situation on these drives in the EU?
     
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    "ironically" the news of both WD and Seagate reducing their warranties is back to back

    I think their CEOs had a meeting and said you know what? we can save money if we both agree to slash our warranties. so the other replied, ya... good call- fuck em. you down for a couple rounds of golf?
     
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    What, they acted as a cartel?! :eek: Never!

    Yeah, does make you wonder, doesn't it?
     
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    with my trend on seagate drives, this makes me super happy and a final decision that I will no longer buy seagate.
     
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    Just a piece of advice, dont buy seagate made in china, they inevitably die!!
    I had 2 seagate .11 320GB one died, the other didnt, one was made in china, the other was made in thailand, had a few .11 500GB, the one made in china died the others didnt, last time i went to buy a new hdd, i forgot to tell the clerk to give me a thai disk, when i saw made in china on it, my tough: Im not going to use it on my rig, but i will install on the old one, i know it will die inevitably, it didnt get past windows installation and it smelled burned, went back to the store in less than 4h and got me a samsung f3 not made in china...

    I hate everything made in china, i hate china and their dubious quality products!!
     
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    I am so glad that I am moving into the SSD market...
     
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    :wtf:
    Oh, C'mon! :mad: Seriously?!
    What's next?
    A T.S.A. scan/pat-down before anyone getting the hardware? :shadedshu
    I'm not going to buy Hitachis...no way.
    You've failed me Seagate. :(
     
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    I forgot something, i got a new seagate 7200.11 500GB from sending a dead one to rma, i sold it immediately and it died too after an year, the guy told me...
    I think it was made in china too, seriously, seagate must have dished serious cash with the 11th generation giving new hdd to everyone, and many TB of data where lost in the process...
     
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    After manufacturing plants were flooded, something that could have long standing effects on the reliability of the products produced from those lines...the last thing I wanna hear is the warranty is going to go down instead of up.

    In my books hard drives tend to be pretty hit or miss, and I don't hold any real prejudice over one brand vs another, I usually buy based on price, availability and current reviews (to root out potential firmware issues)...but I certainly won't hold items in high regard that have reduced their warranty period. I used to buy tons of seagate drives but once they dropped their industry leading warranty I had no reason to choose them. 1 year warranty is pathetic, you're talking about a mechanical drive that could have flaws that only come to life after a year, thats just the nature of mechanical components wearing out over time. Don't get me wrong, I've got a number of drives I bought refurbished that still run fine, dozens of OEM drives, or drives that I've had replaced under warranty (usually get a refurb back) and they have a track record just as good as the ones i buy retail boxed. But I get the message that they are cutting costs and producing an inferior product when they cut the warranty from 3 or 5 years down to just 1. It's bad for your image, and it's bad for my faith in your products.

    One year is unacceptable on a mechanical drive and I will make it a point to avoid them as I'm sure many of you will as well.
     
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    Huge demand after Flood.

    After huge demand of harddisk (shortage supply). They decided to make the new product line produce from those floods state . They wont care about the QC , coz the demand is too huge to bear. More parts will be ordered from China factory. So instead of giving you all high warranty , they reduce it to 1 year coz they know the new partner batch of parts will be problem soon or later.

    my 2 cents
     
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