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May 11, 2004 8:26:41 AM

I know that on Seagate's website they state that the SATA 120gb 7200.7 Model ST3120026AS has a 3-Year warranty(same for the 160gb &200gb SATAs).
Dose this hold true for drive bought OEM (as a bare drive)?
or has someone run there oem drive s/n at the Seagate website to check this?
Seagate support/warranty site -> http://www.seagate.com/support/service/psg.html

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May 11, 2004 8:37:32 AM

from my past dealing with oem drives, some come with a 1 year warranty and others come with a 30 day dealer warranty. now i just got some raptors from newegg.com and those are also eom drives, however, they come with a 5 year warranty. i know hitachi and ibm don't offer a warranty on their oem drives, but maxtor and wd usually offer a 1 year at least. samsung offers 1 and 3 years, but to answer your question, i'd tell you to check seagates site.

i'm sure they have this information. also, seagate is a great company so i assume they offer the 1 year at least.
May 11, 2004 12:02:52 PM

The OEM ST3120026AS drives come with a one year limited warrenty. At least thats what i says on the site that I bought mine.

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May 11, 2004 12:40:32 PM

jammydodger - Have you lookied up your Drives serial #'s at the Seagate website? to make sure? Because here you can input your serial # of the drive and seagate will tell you the remaining time left on the drive. -> http://support.seagate.com/customer/warranty_validation...

Also when I concated the reseller about this (newegg) this is the reply I got: "The warranty with Newegg for OEM items is up to 1 year for a replacement. You will need to contact the manufacturer directly for more information regarding the manufacturer warranty."
It reply does not to answer the manufacturer warranty
So I think that I just have to call the Warranty center myself When it opens this am and ask ;)  to see what the oem part # ST3120026AS Warranty is.

Thanks for the reply's
May 11, 2004 3:30:49 PM

Quote:
In Warranty
Expiration 27-AUG-2004

I bought the drives in november but im assuming it takes a while for the drive to be shipped, and it was prob sitting in the shop for a bit.

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May 12, 2004 4:28:30 AM

If it sucks, buy retail which is cheaper and has longer worryntee.

..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
May 12, 2004 7:30:08 AM

How will seagate know what date people buy thier drives?

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May 12, 2004 8:14:31 AM

wouldn't you have to register your product for that to work? i mean what other use is there to registering your product?

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May 12, 2004 6:09:23 PM

Do you have to register your product to be liable for warrenty?
Surly you could just register your product whenever you wanted and 'pretend' you just bought the drive?

I never got any documents telling me to register my hard drive when I got it.

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May 12, 2004 8:34:30 PM

you know when you buy something that comes with a warranty, they tell you to hold on to the receipt? well i think thats where that comes in. when you register the product, you can imput the date, but you still have to have it if something goes wrong.

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May 12, 2004 9:05:58 PM

But if I hav'nt registered my product, how come the seagate web site still displays the date my warrenty expires?

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May 12, 2004 9:37:24 PM

thats a good question. i had three ibm drives before and i was also able to see the warranty info on their site. the dates were off tho. one was off by two months and the other was off by over 3 months. i think if you do't have proof, they'll go with the date the drive was made. if you do have proof of when you bought it, they will have to honor that.

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May 12, 2004 9:38:28 PM

I'd suggest in future actually read a company's warranty statement, rather than listening to Joe Schmoe on the Internet.

"For warranty periods on Seagate personal storage products shipped through distribution channels, click here. Warranty begins on the date of shipment by Seagate."

http://www.seagate.com/support/service/warranty.html

Warranty on OEM drives has nothing to do with day you bought it, or day you register it. Retail seem to(says limited warranty, doesn't exactly specify on that page). But retail products, according to their matrix, are limited to a 1 year warranty on ata drives, while at least some of the OEM ata drives have a three year warranty, depending on the model/capaciy.
May 12, 2004 11:25:33 PM

Cheers d00d, should really have taken the effort to look that up myself...ah well Im lazy.

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May 13, 2004 11:20:09 PM

Read what etp777 said.

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May 15, 2004 12:02:48 AM

I don't know the legal situation in the US, but in Europe all products must be guaranteed for 2 years from the date at which the consumer receives the product. So there at least, the drive shipping date is irrelevant. Of course is Seagate wish to provide a warranty longer than the obligatory 2 years they are free to do so and time that from whenever they feel like.

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May 15, 2004 11:29:08 AM

Quote:
all products must be guaranteed for 2 years

Are you sure this new law has been enforced yet? Because there are a number of products on <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.co.uk" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.co.uk&lt;/A> that have warrenty's of less than 2 years.

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May 17, 2004 10:10:27 PM

Fair enough.

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June 3, 2004 5:57:40 AM

Man if we did that in the U.S. the whole Country would go bankrupt in two years..we got waaay too many ambulance chasing lawyers round these parts.
-We have prisoners that chain sue nuisance lawsuits over their peanut butter not being smooth enough.
-People sued the company that made the plane's engines when the terrorist crashed them into the towers.
Well I started out trying to be funny but then when I thought of the 911 thing it kinda just makes me sad how greedy and dishonest all these trial lawyers are.
anyway...I digress...I'll go now... Carry on.
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