Intel has added two years to the warranty on its 320 series of solid-state drives because it is confident in their reliability.
The boost in warranty from three to five years was announced on Friday. It covers consumer-level use of the drives, which is up to 20GB of writes per day. Caveats apply to enterprise-level usage, typically in high input/output environments such as datacentres.
“Expanding [the warranty] from three to five years on its latest product, the 320, is important,” said Joseph Unsworth, a research director at Gartner. “This is a testimonial to the fact that Intel has very strong flash management capabilities that they’re willing to stand behind with an enhanced warranty.”
The warranty applies to all drives in the 320 series. The warranty document (PDF) stipulates that if the product is defective, Intel may repair it by means of hardware or software, replace it or, if it is unable to replace or repair it, it will refund the value of the product.
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