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Windows 7: 5 Year Warranty on WD drives???

05 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
5 Year Warranty on WD drives???

Anybody know where you can buy Western Digital hard drives (standard, not SSD) that have a full 5 year manufacturer's warranty?

Seems like everywhere I look now, all you see is these "OEM" versions that have a 2 year warranty.

I want to get one to keep on hand as a backup that I'll format so it'll be ready to go in case I ever have problems with the drives in either of my machines.

Just thought I'd get one that has the longest warranty possible if a 5 year warranty is even still available.

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05 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

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05 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Thanks, but the ones I want (250 gig) only has a two year warranty - Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I used to be able to buy directly from Western Digital, but I guess
they don't do that bit anymore. Used to, when you buy from them
you always got a 5 year gig
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05 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Unlikely you'll find any. A few months back all HDD makers severely reduced their warranty terms and durations. Only a few enterprise-class drives retain a 5 year warranty.
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05 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 64bit

OK,didn't know that.

I found one at - Western Digital WD2500AAKX 250GB Caviar Blue SATA3 6.0Gbps Hard Drive
that claims it's has a 3 year warranty.

Makes me wonder if it does or not.
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05 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The "Black" drives have a five year warranty and aren't much more expensive than the "Blue". I would warn you about the "Green" drives, as they are very slow, in my experience.
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06 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 64bit

OK, thanks... I'll see if I can find a 250gig 7400rpm drive to use as a backup drive (which will probably sit in the closet since I rarely need a backup drive...just want one on hand)
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06 Jan 2013   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Here's one that has a five year warranty.
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06 Jan 2013   #9

windows 7 professional 64-bit

I ordered this: WD Black WD3200BEKT 320GB Mobile Hard Drive - 2.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache

from Tiger Direct last night for my son's laptop. Per their ad, it has a 60 month warranty
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06 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 64bit

Yeah, I just realized that I have 2 laptop sized drives in stock right now and I have two cases to put them in that makes then in to 3.5 drives, so I guess I'm good to go as far as back up drives are concerned.

Both of them are 320 gig drives which is the size I use for C drives.
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