Maxtor was the first to slash the warranties on its standard hard drives to one year, and it looks like they've started a trend. Rather than differentiating themselves by keeping three-year warranties, Western Digital and Seagate have followed Maxtor's lead with some warranty reductions of their own.
It appears that only premium or special edition drives will have three-year warranty coverage, and I'm betting they'll be more expensive than standard drives. All these huge new hard drives are great, but if they're coming in with only one-year warranties, there's just more data for you to potentially lose. Personally, I'd take a drive a third the size to get a warranty period three times as long.
I guess I can take some solace in the fact that so many motherboards feature integrated RAID controllers capable of RAID 1, but I've still got a backup server waiting in the wings, just in case.
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