Actually, Seagate's warranties are only 1 year, if I remember correctly (depends on the model). But... what of it?Also they (all manufacturers - started by Seagate) are reducing their warranties to 2 years, why the hell do they deserve any business anymore
While I'm all for SSDs, they'll never be cheap enough to make sense for mass storage of data which doesn't benefit from SSDs' strengths (practically non-existent seek times and random access), which accounts for quite a lot of data. SSDs only make sense as OS, page file, and application data drives.Go, ssds, prices go down, sh-t's done!
I call BS on that argument. Seagate or WD will not simply decide that a particular batch of HDD doesn't have to be tested and can go straight to some distributor. The only reason why a drive bought through the grey market could have more chances of failing is if it's a refurbished product. And, if it is, it will be labeled as so. They're just trying to scare vendors to make them buy the drives at full price.[...]for the simple reason that HDDs from grey sources are more likely to fail, as they are unlikely to have undergone all the necessary quality checks.