I know that various HD's have different warranties but I was under the impression that the warranty started from the time you purchased the drive and filled out that form on the internet. Just the other day I found out that isn't the case.
While speaking to a Seagate computer technician he told me that a Seagate HD that was purchased about three months ago warranty would be expiring this October 2014. I asked him how that could be possible since the drive has a 2 year warranty(Seagate used to have 5...those were the good ole days). He told me that the warranty starts from the time the drive leaves the warehouse. WTH!
I don't know about anyone else but this is news to me not to mention a bit underhanded on Seagates part. Seriously, how are we the customers supposed to know when the damned HD left the warehouse??? I said as much to the Seagate Tech guy and he just said that's how the warranty works. What about if the HD in question was left the warehouse in 2010 and is still on the shelves to be purchased in 2014?
So, if anyone is buying a Seagate or any other HD my suggestion would be to call and find out what your warranty status is otherwise you could have some major trouble if something goes wrong with your HD and it needs to be replaced.
Edited by hamluis, 08 August 2014 - 07:36 AM.
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