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Old September 6, 2008, 04:05 PM
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With WD's warranty, isn't it the customer that pays shipping (maybe even both ways?) to get a replacement probably 4-6 few weeks later? If that's the case, the $7 for their instant replacement doesn't sound too shabby considering that it will cost you far more than $7 to ship the HDD for warranty service, and you'll likely get a refurbished unit in return from WD, whereas you get a new drive, not to mention that you suffer almost no downtime with the instant replacement. Having said that, the drive should outlive the duration of the replacement plan, and statistically speaking, the vast majority do, otherwise offering the instant replacement for only $7 would not be a profitable venture for MemExpress. It's a good safety net, but it's one you'll likely never use...
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