[ltp] Recommendation for new disk drive

Dom linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 21:05:44 +0100

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
<hmh@hmh.eng.br> wrote:
> Both Hitachi and Seagate have decent enough engineering and firmware
> (Hitachi is better), but AFAIK Seagate warranty is better (but never buy
> anything Seagate that isn't backed by a 5 year warranty, it means they think
> that product is trash).

Would that mean that most (if not all, I don't know their full product
line) Momentus drives are to be avoided now?
I stumbled upon the (already old) news that Seagate has cut the
warranty from 5 to 3 years on selected bare drives, including the
Momentus 5400 and 7200 lines: http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3188

Are there still Momentus drives with 5 years warranty? Is the 3 years
the lowest Seagate warranty or do they have drives with even lower

I'm asking since I'm looking for a new drive for my ThinkPad and
choice seems to come down to ST9250410ASG. 3 years warranty
unfortunately but it will be my choice at the end since my local
dealers don't have a good choice of Hitachi drives.

Dom Delimar