Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

SLASHDOT: Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties
from the they-don’t-make-them-like-they-used-to dept.

Lucas123 writes “Both Seagate and Western Digital have reduced their hard drive warranties, in some cases from five years to one year. While Western Digital wouldn’t explain why, it did say it has nothing to do with the flooding of its manufacturing plants in Thailand, which has dramatically impacted its ability to turn out drives. For its part, Seagate is saying it cut back its warranties to be more closely aligned with other drive manufacturers.”

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