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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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Are Time Capsule drives covered under manufacturer's warranty?

... by the Drive manufacturer.
I'm assuming since it's OEM provided stuff they aren't, but I'm just wondering if the drive itself can be RMA'ed back to Western Digital, for example.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:59 AM   #2
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... by the Drive manufacturer.
I'm assuming since it's OEM provided stuff they aren't, but I'm just wondering if the drive itself can be RMA'ed back to Western Digital, for example.
No.
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Apple give a standard one year warranty on TC's....That's the whole unit, the drive can't be separated from that part of the guarantee..
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Apple give a standard one year warranty on TC's....That's the whole unit, the drive can't be separated from that part of the guarantee..
But the maker of the drive won't warranty it?
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But the maker of the drive won't warranty it?
If they did, it probably be 1 year also.
Would Samsung have a 1 year warranty on the chip used in the iPhone? No, the whole phone has a 1 year warranty on the whole phone.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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If they did, it probably be 1 year also.
Would Samsung have a 1 year warranty on the chip used in the iPhone? No, the whole phone has a 1 year warranty on the whole phone.
Yeah, but drives are generally third-party and carry their own warranty of 5-7 years. Not sure
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But the maker of the drive won't warranty it?
Companies like Apple, Dell, TiVo, HP, etc buy the "OEM" version of hard drives.

The OEM version is the same hardware as the retail version (that you'd find on the shelves at Best Buy), but it's sold for a lot less.

The OEM version doesn't come in consumer packaging, it doesn't come with instructions, it doesn't come with support from the drive maker, and if it comes with a warranty (not all OEM versions do), it's usually wayyyyyy shorter than the warranty included with the more expensive retail version of the same drive.

So chances are, the drive in the Time Capsule is an OEM version.
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