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Directly from the WD warranty:
They've been granted for others.
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Directly from the WD warranty:
The fact that was being sighted was that in the USA, the manufacturer can not void a warranty because they say so. There are certain restrictions to a warranty and the consumer does not have to do anything, or not do anything, in order to retain the warranty.... and the warranty can not be voided in whole because the consumer invalidates a part.

In other words, removing a tag that says "warranty void if removed" does not invalidate a warranty, just as shucking a drive does not invalidate a warranty on the drive.
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The fact that was being sighted was that in the USA, the manufacturer can not void a warranty because they say so. There are certain restrictions to a warranty and the consumer does not have to do anything, or not do anything, in order to retain the warranty.... and the warranty can not be voided in whole because the consumer invalidates a part.

In other words, removing a tag that says "warranty void if removed" does not invalidate a warranty, just as shucking a drive does not invalidate a warranty on the drive.
Going to be done after this, as it seems most people will believe whatever is most convenient for them.

You are speaking of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act, but you inferring how it applies to this situation incorrectly. If it were just a sticker removal, as disassembling and reassembling, then you are correct.
However, pulling the drive and using the drive as an internal drive is not the use case that the hard drive was sold for. The thermal environment, vibration, electrical supply, etc are unknown factors and the cost for the warranty due to these higher risks costs more. Hence a bare drive will cost more for the proper warranty for this use case.

The warranty is void if you remove the drive from the external enclosure, and this would be upheld by law if you decided to sue if your warranty is denied.

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They've been granted for others.
I would assume that WD may cover the drive under warranty in some cases even if you violated the terms in the Limited Warranty. This may help public relations, but I would not count on this nor would I even attempt it honestly as it is a poor move. The same way I do not go to a Walmart customer service desk and yell at the employee that I want my few dollars back because of some small detail of a product that was obviously my fault.
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Some manufacturers started to disable certain features in firmware which can affect drives placed in RAID configurations. The label "NAS drives" just indicates these are going to have those features enabled.

Additionally, most "NAS drives" are designed to concentrate on reliability and error correction and cool temperatures, over performance. In a NAS, if you're using platter drives at all, you probably don't care about spindle speed. You may or may not be using RAID(which is designed for either performance applications or high availability, not backup...only people who don't understand RAID think it's backup), but the design principals for these types of platter drives make them more suitable for a NAS. Consider that the drives are often packed together tightly without a lot of space between them(instead of just 2-3 drives in a larger computer case with lots of airflow), and the idea of generating less heat becomes even more important.

Generally, they might be more reliable in larger NAS setups due to a variety of factors. They almost always are given a longer warranty, which indicates the manufacturer either believes they are built to last longer, or they've studied their use cases and determined that allows a longer life span. Hard to tell.
Thank you for the info! Smilie
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5400RPM? I thought the WD Green drives were the "cool and slow" drives best uses for storage. I thought the "red" ones were the fast and hot ones? So the green and red are both 5400RPM?
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Amazing that after 4-5 years since I setup my NAS, these are still about $100 a piece

I know.. I bought them for $120 shipped in 2015'ish.... I need help understanding how this is not just the continued ripoff of customers because they changed the firmware in the drive....

WD and price gouging... Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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By the Emperor these prices are heresy. Surely the forces of chaos wish you sell a old drive for the same price it was going for ages ago. It is 2019 this drive should be 75 dollars. This is a deal only if your warp spawned. Every tech priests know that warranty is meaningless once you have data loss. Who cares about getting a warranty replacement, it will not replace your data. Cost is the only thing that matters when you have multiple of these serving the machine spirit.

For the Emperor.
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I did understand (from reading this thread) what "shucking" a hard drive means so I looked it up.

https://www.howtogeek.com/324769/...al-drives/
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So, a savings of just under $10 and being forced to buy 2 at the same time is a deal?

You can buy these individually from Amazon for less than $5 more than the cost of 1 of these in this "deal".
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