Effective immediately, Seagate Technology today announced a three-year limited warranty on every Maxtor branded Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit that is now shipping worldwide. The new three-year limited warranty applies retroactively to all Maxtor Hard Drive Kits in retail channel inventory, or purchased by consumers on or after October 1, 2006. Previously, retail-boxed drives carried only a one year limited warranty, whereas the bare drives have always included three year coverage.
"Whether it's an internal hard drive or a simple to use external storage and backup solution, Seagate has a product for everyone," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager for Seagate Branded Solutions. "Our Maxtor Branded Retail Kits include an industry leading drive manufactured by Seagate, giving consumers the quality assurance and reliability the industry has come to expect from Seagate. The positive response we have received from our retail partners is a testament to their confidence in our ability to deliver products that blend value, innovative storage technology and reliability."
Maxtor Retail Kits are designed for users who want to replace or upgrade their internal hard drives in their PC or Mac to capacities up to 500GB. The kits include components users need to install the new hard drive, such as mounting screws and a PATA or SATA cable. Suggested retail price ranges from $79.95 for 80GB to $239.95 for 500GB.