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Old 22nd August, 2003, 05:29 PM
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Man this sucks..

Found out the IBM Hard Drives I have 82.3gb (120 GXP).. the warranty is only for 1 year and it's up in January.. Man I wanted to trade those too.. doubt anyone would want them with that crap warranty Grr
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 08:54 PM
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Almost all new IDE drives come with a 1 year warrantee, since last fall. You may still find takers. Good luck.
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 09:01 PM
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ALL harddrives bought in Denmark carry a 2-year warranty at least.

If you want to try to sell them, you need to try the classifieds...
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 09:06 PM
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We USED to get 3 years! But then they started making crappy drives and dropped it to 1 year!!

What's even more outrageous is that IBM tried to get out of their warranty on one of their drives (forget which drive it was) by claiming that the drive SHOULDN'T be used for more than 8 hours a day!!! I kid you not!!
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 09:39 PM
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The odd thing is ALL the drives made after these have 3 YEAR warranties! My company purchased a ton of these.. and have purchased 100s of IBM drives in the past.. grr The rma guy said that warranties would be upheld for drives purchased before November 15th of 2002.. heh we bought them March of this year grr..

*edit* Daniel I believe my drives are the ones you are talking about.. the ones we were quoted to buy as they were the same were the 80gb 120gxp's which DO have the 3 year warranty (I have the extra special 82.3gb ones /rolls eyes lol).. heads are going to roll once I get a hold of the original purchase order for me..
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 10:19 PM
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Most of my drives have a 5 year warranty on them. Nice.
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Old 22nd August, 2003, 10:23 PM
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It's not nice to gloat Aedan! ":O}
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Hmm.. well someone wants to trade me his 200gb Maxtor 8mb cache w/ like a 3 year warranty + 50 bucks for my 4 80gb drives.. hehe thinking about it..
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Old 23rd August, 2003, 05:42 PM
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SCSI drives by any chance Aedan?
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I've switched to the 8mb cache version of the Western Digital drives in the machines I build for sale - they have a three-year warranty. The current difference in price from the 2mb version is only $3.50 for the 40gb at NewEgg, which would be well worth it for the extra two-years of warranty even if they weren't higher performance drives.
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Old 23rd August, 2003, 06:53 PM
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I think SATA drives have a 5 year warranty... DimViesel he might have some of those
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Old 23rd August, 2003, 11:00 PM
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Most agreedocioudilaiscious smidgley the Special Edition WD drives at that price are a good insurance on future reliability.

I'm surprised they can up the warranty on SATA drives. I would have thought they would have proceeded (manufacturers) to cement their new lean warranty practices.
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Raptors have a 5 year warranty.. but hell for the cost I'd want them to have 5 year warranties lol... The 7200rpm Maxtors have 3 year.. Seagates only 1.. All other Western Digital SATAs have 3 years... That's for the SATA drives.. all IDE drives seem to have the 1 year.. that really sucks heh.
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Not as much as the dance moves your avatar is trying to pull...Why, I thinks it's made me quite ill (barrrf!)

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I think SATA drives have a 5 year warranty... DimViesel he might have some of those
SATA? Nah, not worth purchasing SATA. SAS maybe, but in this case, the drives are SCSI. That makes it nice and easy to hook all devices up to two SCSI buses (4 various devices on one, and 3 hard disks on the other)
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Why wouldn't the 7200rpm sata drives be worth it? They're around the same price as IDE and have a higher warranty from what I've seen and not as much clutter as the ide cables lol
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I should have made it a little clearer perhaps! For myself, SATA doesn't offer anything over SCSI. Quite the converse instead.

In terms of performance, SATA drives (other than the WD Raptor) run the same performance as their PATA equivs. Couple that with the difficulties that people have been having with SATA, and I come to the conclusion that SATA isn't quite ready.
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Ya after what some folks told me to.. I am kinda iffy about SATA... I just want a couple bigger hard drives to replace the 4 I own lol.. even with rounded cables... it's pretty crowded in there with a dvd burner and cdrw lol
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