All drives sold through distributors authorised by Western Digital and manufactured, or bought, after June 1 2005 will be affected by the policy. The desktop and notebook WD Scorpio, WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE and WD Caviar SE16 drive families are affected by the 3 year policy, whereas the WD Raptor and WD Caviar RE enterprise drives are supported with a five year warranty.
Arif Shakeel, president and chief operating officer for WD, said in a press release: "WD's new warranty policy aligns with the industry standards and meets or exceeds customer expectations." MO
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