Originally Posted by amarshonarbangla
But it does. It's an indication of the manufacturer's confidence in its products.
Mfusick, if you are referring to green drives, they come with 2 years warranty. Them lasting 2 years is expected ^_^
I was just saying in general I'd prefer a reliable drive so I didn't have to bother much with warranties.
Perhaps it came out wrong. It wasn't about any brand or model specifically. Just a feeling in general.
I basically was expressing my appreciation and desire for a reliable product. Nothing more.
@ T-C... Warranties certainly do matter. I think everyone agrees a longer warranty is more desirable than a shorter one.
What is debatable is its worth. Everyone wants a longer warranty for "free" and few consider the impact it has on product cost or cost to the MFG. You can purchase a longer warranty on a Seagate and still keep your total cost less than a WD RED with 3 years because the Seagate is cheaper. I don't see too many people doing that. (Myself included)
I see people either buy the Seagates with only 2 years and hope (like me) or pay extra for the WD RED. My question is: Is the average cost difference of $20 between the RED and the Seagate worth 1 year MFG warranty to most people?
Or- it it more a simple matter of brand preference and not warranty related as much ?
Personally I choose to never purchase an extended warranty. I'm personally ok with a product failing and my getting burned. It's preferable to my wasting money on a warranty and not using it. Others probably disagree as there is no right answer.
I've bought 20 Seagates since last Black Friday and so far not a single issue. By my account I've saved an average of $20 each on them over competition's offerings. I paid $99 for my first 5 on Black Friday, Never more than $109- and recently as low as $79. So when I mentally calculate my hard drive spending its obvious to me I have saved enough money to go out and simply purchase a replacement hard drive should any of mine fail outside of warranty ( 2 years )
Personally I accepted this scenario and remain comfortable with it. Of coarse is rather have gotten a 3 year warranty but at what cost ??? Would I have given up some up front savings ??? I'd rather keep the money in my pocket and use it later only if I needed to do it.
Paying $20 more for a "better" product seems very reasonable to me. I'd do that. If i really viewed the WD RED as better (I don't) I would buy it. But assuming you had two identical brand and models HDDs and one was $20 cheaper with 2 years warranty and the other $20 more with 3 years- which would sell more? At what ratio?Edited by Mfusick - 4/24/13 at 5:24am