In mass tweets sent to journalists, bloggers and others who reported the news, the company says simply: "Rumor's wrong. Seagate retail internal drives still have 5-year warranty."
Original story here claimed:
Seagate has noted today that it will shorten the warranty on most of its consumer series HDDs.
In an effort to reduce costs, the warranties will be reduced from 5 years to just 2 years.
Included in the list are Seagate's most popular drives, the Barracuda 7200.12 and Momentus Green product series.
Barracudas are 3.5-inch form factor and used for desktop builds while the slimmer Momentus are 2.5-inch and used for notebooks, or as slim external drives.
Enterprise models, like the XT series, will keep its five-year warranty.
It is unclear when the new move will go into effect.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Aug 2011 20:14