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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 2:35 am

Amazon is selling Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus Ultra ATA/133 120 GByte, 7200 RPM, 8 MiByte cache drive for $120.99 after $50 MIR:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/st ... 37-2068643

The rebate is good from 3/9 to 3/15 only. Go to www.hotdealsclub.com for an extra $10 off coupon code.

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Postby lightningbaron on Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:19 am

Nice deal, but it appears Maxtor also dropped the warranty to 1year for 7200RPM hard drives with 8MB cache?

I think I rather stick with Special Edition drives by Western Digital for the time being.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:28 am

That is the general case for their retail packages, effective last October:

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/servic ... glance.htm

It is a shame. Western Digital reduced the warranty on their 2 MiByte cache IDE drives to one year at the same time, but still offers a three year warrant on the Special Edition 8 MiByte cache drives.

Does anyone know if Maxtor, Western Digital or others are still trying to play the game of defining the beginning of the warranty period as the date of manufacture rather than the date of purchase?

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Postby lightningbaron on Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:32 am

The warranty is usually effective from the date of purchase.

Can't say what policy is for Maxtor and Western Digital in terms of date of manufacture vs date of purchase.

Interesting I browsed Western Digital's website, they offer an Extended Warranty Purchase for US customers to extend warranty from 1 yr to 3 yrs for $14.95.

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/selecti ... sttype=END

For $14.95 it may not sound a bad deal considering I usually have bad luck with Western Digital usually within the first year or just past the first year.


Edit #1:
Q: When does the warranty period start?
A: The warranty period starts from the date of purchase for retail packaged products. For all other products, the warranty period starts from the date of manufacture. Proof of purchase may be required.

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/newpolicyfaq.asp

Warranty Policy

Western Digital has adopted a new warranty policy effective October 1, 2002. Western Digital WD Caviar Special Edition hard drives are covered under warranty for a three-year period. All other Western Digital products will be covered under a standard warranty for a period of one year. Products purchased before October 1, 2002 are covered under the product's original warranty, unless otherwise noted on the retail packaging.

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:49 am

lightningbaron wrote:Q: When does the warranty period start?
A: The warranty period starts from the date of purchase for retail packaged products. For all other products, the warranty period starts from the date of manufacture. Proof of purchase may be required.

Thanks lightningbaron. Looks like that might be something extra to keep in mind when considering the purchase of an OEM or bare drive.

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Postby imtim83 on Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:49 am

cfitz so does Newegg's OEM WD 8 mb of cache HDs still have a 3 year warranty ? It says they do at Newegg.com so i guess it does still.

I hate all Maxtor HDs have a 1 year warranty because the SATA Maxtor 120 gig HD with 8 mb of cache has a around a high 37000 kps end transfer rate which is really good. I know the 66 gig platter i believe it is maxtor HDs have a high 39,000 or 40,000 kps i forgot end transfer rate which is even better! Espically for video editing, apps, etc. I bet your Hard drive would never feel really slow with that kind of end transfer rate!
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 16, 2003 3:12 am

imtim83 wrote:cfitz so does Newegg's OEM WD 8 mb of cache HDs still have a 3 year warranty ? It says they do at Newegg.com so i guess it does still.

It doesn't hurt to call and double check, but presumably newegg is stating the warranty term accurately. And a 3-year warranty for an OEM drive is consistent with lightningbaron's report. However, if I read the policy correctly, the 3 years started when the drive was manufactured, not when you purchase the drive.

imtim83 wrote:I bet your Hard drive would never feel really slow with that kind of end transfer rate!

Something will always come along to make your drive (and computer) feel slow. :wink:

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Postby imtim83 on Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:41 pm

cfitz wrote: Something will always come along to make your drive (and computer) feel slow.
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Of course. Thats one reason why computers never get boring!!
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Postby lightningbaron on Mon Mar 17, 2003 1:15 am

On the warranty topic, the WD SE still carry a 3 yrs warranty. However, given it's an OEM (bare drive, non-retail kit) through newegg.com, I think newegg.com is responsible for warranty?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:48 pm

just bought the Maxtor 7200rpm 120GB ATA/133 (2mb cache), from staples

here's the rundown from my recepit

$139.94 (selling price) - $54.96 (110% price gaurentee) - $20 Staples Coupon + $4.16 Colorado Sales Tax (6.4%) = $69.14

the price gaurentee was for the instant rebate, cause i work there, they just needed to price gaurentee someone
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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:40 pm

hoxlund wrote:just bought the Maxtor 7200rpm 120GB ATA/133 (2mb cache), from staples

here's the rundown from my recepit

$139.94 (selling price) - $54.96 (110% price gaurentee) - $20 Staples Coupon + $4.16 Colorado Sales Tax (6.4%) = $69.14

the price gaurentee was for the instant rebate, cause i work there, they just needed to price gaurentee someone

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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:52 pm

This deal has now been improved to $114.99 after rebate through 3/22.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:39 pm

just telling you that i bought the Maxtor 120GB for $69.14 from staples, but its not 8MB cache, but still is 7200RPM ATA/133
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