I know that WD doesn’t recognize eBay as an authorized reseller so does that mean a drive’s warranty time is based on the manufacture date of the drive which is kept track of by the serial number? Or, does that mean if a buy a WD drive from Joe Somebody through eBay then I have no kind of warranty with WD? With the warranty based on manufacture date and serial number does WD really not care from who or where I got the drive?
The reason I ask is that I’m interested in some VelociRaptor drives but unfortunately I missed the bigger discount sales on those drives this year. Before anybody tells me… yes, I know SSDs are better but I have reasons for wanting VelociRaptors instead.
Edit: Added the part about SSDs.