WD announces up to 5-year limited warranty on external drives

DQC Bureau
New Update


March 14, 2007


Western Digital, a hard drive manufacturer, announced that it would increase

warranty periods on its range of external storage products. The My Book

Essential, My Book Premium, My Book Premium II and WD Passport products will

have three-year limited warranties as compared to the earlier one-year limited

warranties. The My Book Pro and My Book Pro II will have a five-year limited

warranty as compared to the earlier three-year limited warranty.

The new limited warranty policy will be effective beginning March 01, 2007,

and will be valid on purchases made through authorized WD distributors. The

limited warranty will be a standard feature on these drives, requiring no

upgrade or documentation by customers. Details regarding the limited warranty

can be found at

With the introduction of these warranty extensions, WD claims to be the first

hard drive manufacturer to offer such warranty policies on its external storage

products in India. Currently, all WD internal drives carry a standard five-year

limited warranty in India.


Commenting on the move Sharad Srivastava, Sales Director, South Asia and

India, Western Digital said, “WD is committed to the India market including

the country's growing consumer segment. As we continue to bring new and

innovative products to the market, we are also looking to provide consumers with

the best service, support and value for money. This warranty extension is a move

in this direction and we expect to generate tremendous demand for our external

storage products through it.”