Who has the longest hard drive warranty (laptop hdds)

Im looking to stock some laptop hdds for repairs.

In case they come back bad who has the best warrantys?
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Warranty will vary of course.  If you look at the Western Digital page below for mobile drives, warranty ranges from 2 to 5 years.


I thought I was then looking up Hitachi and HGST led me back to Western Digital and warranty from 1 to 5 years.


Also, a number of machines now have 7mm high hard drives, so there is no such thing as a universal drive.

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Tony GiangrecoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Most drive manufacturers have been reducing their warranties. It use to be two to five, but most of them are now one and three,  It differs by country, drive model, size and promotion for that drive by the manufactuer.

I suggest deciding what you really want in capacity and then compare drives (SSD & mechanical) to see what works best for you.

Warranty is not the only factor in buying a hard drive.
Gary CaseConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
As noted above, warranty period vary quite a bit ... from 1 year up to 5 years (for WD Blacks).

I'd get drives with 2-3 years of warranty and, most importantly, run them through a complete set of diagnostics WHEN YOU GET THEM .... before sticking them on your "spares" shelf.    This will effectively eliminate "infant mortality" ... in my experience if drives pass the full set of manufacturer's diagnostics at this point, they are very unlikely to fail early.    [I run WD Data Lifeguard on new drives; doing a quick test; then extended test; then a full write-zeroes; and then repeat the extended test -- if there are ANY errors I return the drive]
Tony GiangrecoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I just found these drives yesterday and purchased a  few or an older Pc I needed to rebuild.

You might want to check them out. The warranty is 5 years.

Although these are only Sata2 drives, they are quality drives.

Toshiba MK2002TSK3 7200 rpm drives. They came with a 5 year warranty so I have confidence in them.

John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@fcek - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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