Seagate, the world's largest maker of hard drives, announces a significant cut in its warranty period for its hard drives. The sector will harm many of the models from the company's home.
The company noted that as of January 3, the 2009 series Barracuda hard drives, the Diamondmax series designed for desktop systems, the Momentus series of models, the DB7200, LD35 drives and the Pipeline HD series and the Pipeline HD Pro for the market The consumer electronic appliances will be cut off from the warranty period of 25 years, for a period of only 5 years.
The company has not revealed the official reason for the cut in warranty for its products, but it can be understood that following the publication of the company's quarterly report, which indicates a slight decline in sales (mainly due to the global recession today), the company is taking several steps to improve its future economic position. L. Also, the company has stated that there is no reason for the notice of the warranty cut to hurt its customers, as its tests have found that 95 percent of all returns of its hard drives are made during the first 3 years.
Many think that a cut in the warranty period necessarily indicates a deterioration in product quality, however Seagate Was quick to remove doubt, adding that the quality and reliability of its products would not be harmed in any way. In addition, cutting the warranty period can also affect the positive side, since the company will update its various samples more frequently. This is in order to be able to deal with the rest of the manufacturers, but of course, beyond any doubt, the reduction of responsibility will benefit the company financially.
In addition to the earlier models and models, the other models will remain intact during the warranty period, and hard drives purchased up to the advertised date will continue to enjoy a warranty period of 5 years. It is important to note that so far, and unlike other companies, only a company Seagate Was the one that gave such a long warranty period to all its products, when this was considered a clear advantage. In the announcement of reducing the duration of the warranty, it actually removes this advantage.