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Great Drive and Warranty
on 22 February 2014
I got one of these for my desktop PC, as the Green drive had a lesser warranty.
The frustration free packaging is great, but at first glance I though I this was an open box drive, but this is normal - check the 3TB green for pictures of the FFP (brown box with security tape). Drive is well protected in static bag and suspended by two plastic moulds. I think I prefer the old foam filled boxes for my delicate drives.
So far no issues with using this as a standard PC drive. Format took a good few hours - imo best to do full format to make sure the drive is working properly, as you don't want to find bad sectors after you move your data.
Around the warranty, I had read that the OEM drives that Amazon supplies were showing as out of region (part of the reason I took this one), and mine did initially show that after registering as well, until I updated my country (seems USA is the default).
Just be warned when you scratch the extended warranty card, the activation code comes off easily when you scratch to reveal. I just managed to salvage my code (and I had to update my country before it worked).