[mythtv-users] OT: Seagate to reduce warranties on consumer drives to 3 years from 2009

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Dec 12 18:48:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, December 12, 2008 9:54 am, Preston Crow wrote:
>>From a consumer perspective, if I had a drive fail after two years, the
> product cycle is such that I wouldn't bother getting a warranty
> replacement, as the cost of shipping would be more than the value of the
> drive.


I recently had a three year old 160 GB drive fail under warranty. 
Shipping costs were about $10.  (Western Digital pays shipping one way.) 
I can't get a new 160 GB drive for $10.

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