Seagate Ups Drive Warranties To 5 Years@ 2004/07/26
The warranties will apply to all of Seagate's internal desktop, mobile, and enterprise hard drives that buyers purchase today, excluding external drives, Seagate executives said.
For the past year, the warranties on hard drives have actually declined, while at the same time the drives' larger capacities have held more and more data. Meanwhile, companies like IBM have received criticism for placing limitations on the usage of drives like the DeskStar 120GXP, which was only rated for eight consecutive hours of operation per day. Hitachi took over control of IBM's disk-drive assets in 2002.