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Old 26-12-14   #1
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Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.


A lot of Seagate External drives are being sold on the forum,most of which are probably bought in india,and almost all being sold without invoice,but there are many which actually bought from the US,during black friday and such.

All Seagate Drives purchased from the USA,show warranty in India,but that is not the case.

Proof :

Before sending for RMA :



After sending for RMA :



After Rejection of Drive :



AS you can see my drive was in warranty,but was rejected as a NVD (Not valid In India),but there is no way to differentiate these drives,from the ones purchased in India.

Be careful while purchasing,a lot of shady sellers out there,especially on ebay,snapdeal and such marketplaces,even here on Erodov,members who avoid posting full information,and dodging questions. (example : Dodging Questions)

IF i select any other country other than india while checking warranty , it shows :

Accel frontline manually got the warranty changed to NO.

Always ask for an invoice before buying seagate drives henceforth.

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Thanks for sharing your experience. We'll keep a watch out for these in the classifieds.
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Re: Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.

Well after contacting Seagate Global via their facebook page, Seagate seems to be providing me an RMA,today i got an email regarding receipt of drive by Seagate (it was actually received by them on November 15 ,but was rejected).


Anyways,for Western Digital,the warranty is country specific,and it says OUT of Region if drive does not belong to that country.

But with seagate we never know,until we send it for replacement.
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Re: Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.

That's surprising...
I spoke to them once regarding the same, and they said something like it can be replaced up to 5 times if it's an imported drive...
Guess we'll have to be more careful now....



---------- Post added at 12:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:24 AM ----------

Adding to the above...
I think it's still safe to buy the drives without invoice,
If the box is present,
Since it would have a sticker stating its imported to India...
Correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.

HDD Do not come with box they come with a Static Bag
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Re: Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.

It's mentioned external drives in the thread name... :-)
Was referring to the same

And even in case of interval drives, there sticker will be present on the plastic cover, but then , I don't think any 1 in this world would preserve that bag :-D
So invoice would become necessary...

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Re: Beware Before Buying Seagate External Drives.

Thanks for sharing the info mate.

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