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WD is selling extended warranties

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deez

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Jul 9, 2001
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Louisville, KY
I'm not sure if this news is new or not but WD is now selling a 2 year warranty extension for $14.95 for those who bought a drive with a 1 year warranty
http://websupport.wdc.com/store/extwarranty/index.asp?lang=en

It sounds a bit crappy to me since all of their drives used to have 3 year warranty and they cut many drives to 1 year warranty just last year. But if you have bad luck with hard drives or if you just bought a large drive it could be worth the money.
 

deathman20

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Aug 5, 2002
Thats a nice idea though. I mean at least you can get an extended warrenty at least if you did happen to get a 1 year warrenty drive on accident.
 

Deathknight

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Sep 8, 2002
Location
Chicago
Most of the industry has moved to 1 year warranties. They had to do the same just to make their prices comparable. I think its cool they are still giving the option for the 3 year warranty that alot of people liked.
 

Freezermug

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Jun 2, 2003
15 dollars is not alot of money to pay for the peace of mind you get that if something happens to the drive your covered. Im glad they did something like this.
 

davidw2005

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Dec 20, 2003
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Pennsylvania
I never understood warranties. The hassle to send it back through the mail, buy the packaging, seemed to complicating. I prefer to buy locally...where I can return it to the store if needed, then they can deal with it.

But anyways, why would you want a 3yr warranty...unless you bought a very expensive drive. If you buy a cheap 40gig HD for like $80...it might not be worth it. Within 1 year, you'll know if it works good or not anyways. Not to mention, prices go down so much that in a few years, you could probably buy a drive 10 times bigger.