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Old 08-05-11, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Seagate Warranty Now 2 Years

I don't keep up with Seagate because I don't sell their drives, but I did find this email from one of my distributors very interesting.

It was titled "Seagate HDD Warranty"

"Please note all Seagate HDD hard drives warranty had been changed from 3 years to 2 years as of 1st of July.

Exceptions on Constellation and Pipeline series still remain 5 years. Seagate didn’t officially announce it because WD is not going to follow suit but that’s the fact due to all drives in stock are already 2 years warranty.

Thanks."

Is this old news???

First I heard of it was this email from a few weeks back.
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Old 08-05-11, 01:20 PM   #2
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i stop buying seagates HDDs a while ago, this just confirms that I won't buy anymore anytime soon.

Need to stock up on samsung and hitachi before they disapear.
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Old 08-05-11, 01:26 PM   #3
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They are like the old Connor drives.
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Old 08-05-11, 07:07 PM   #4
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i stop buying seagates HDDs a while ago, this just confirms that I won't buy anymore anytime soon.

Need to stock up on samsung and hitachi before they disapear.
Wish I had the spare cash to as well, but don't.

Tell you what- you buy bulk and then later when I've some cash I'll buy a bunch from you.
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Old 08-05-11, 07:23 PM   #5
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Samsung is disappearing? I bought 2 2 tb drives a while back that are in my lan server and they have been great.
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Old 08-05-11, 08:57 PM   #6
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Dang only owned seagate drives and have never ever had a problem with them. I know they had a disastrous firmware issue a bit ago but always thought they were up there with the best. Likely go wd next build
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Both Samsung and Hitachi have been bought off by Seagate....Their HDD depts that is.
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Old 08-06-11, 12:21 AM   #8
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Both Samsung and Hitachi have been bought off by Seagate....Their HDD depts that is.
Seagate bought Samsung HDD division
and WD bought Hitachi HDD division

both companies are not great, seagate is tumbling down a hill, WD is doing better, just their "green" drives are rather crappy.
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The green drive are assembled by hippies that's why they are failing.
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Seagate bought Samsung HDD division
and WD bought Hitachi HDD division

both companies are not great, seagate is tumbling down a hill, WD is doing better, just their "green" drives are rather crappy.
True, my bad
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Old 08-06-11, 03:55 PM   #11
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i'm scared for samsung drive tech, WD might adapt/start selling hitachi drives in their black line.

would be nice if WD drop their green drives and replace them with hitachi coolspin drives, 5400rpm, but much more reliable then WD and faster too.
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