5400 vs 7200 warranties

I was looking around at a big comp store the other day and noticed that while all 5400 RPM drives came with 3 yr warranties, some 7200 drives only had 1 year. Is this becasue the 7200s spin faster and are known to have shorter life spans?
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  1. Theoretically they would, but I wouldn't worry too much about that, as the difference is life span between the two types of drives is nothing in comparison with the performance difference. Are these almost-identical drives you're looking at, and are they both either retail or OEM?

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  2. I haven't actually ever seen that. I know that maxtor honor's the warranty the same on either drive. Maybe that wasn't the manufacture warranty?

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  3. retail. was compusa brand made by maxtor (7200) which had the original 3 yr warranty on the box covered by 1 year warranty, whereas the regular maxtors had 3 yrs warranties. wonder if this is because the ones they make for compusa are of lesser quality or if they lowered the warranty to sell at a lower price.
  4. I think CompUSA branded drives are refurbished.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  5. CompUSA branded drives are Maxtor Entry level drives. They call them the value line. What is the model of drive? If you don't know that, what is the kit #?

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  6. comes in a brand new box: 20 gb at maxtor d740x-6l
  7. If that's the one with the one year warranty, I would highly suggest looking under maxtor's site. That drive has a three year warranty, and the warranty is probably still TBD.

    <A HREF="http://www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/DiamondMaxPlus/default.htm#D740X" target="_new"><font color=green>Maxtor D740X</font color=green></A>

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  8. yeah, by the time they decide when the warranty period is, the drive will be over a year old...lol
    c'mon maxtor...make up your mind..
    but in the mean time, is there like a warranty...it just doesnt have a limit yet?

    -DAvid

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  9. Actually they are doing a good thing for you HonestJohn, seeing as you already bought one! :smile: They are still manufacturing the drive. So they determine the warranty by the last of the drives manufactured. Which if you bought one about the same time as you did yours, then you would have a longer warranty then three years!

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  10. sweet!
    that is awesome!

    -DAvid

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