iMac machines purchased between October 2009 and July 2011 are prone to Seagate hard-drive failure if their system runs the 1 terabyte variation. Therefore, Apple has just expanded its iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program to include machines purchased between Octobr 2009 and July 2011. This program formally covered iMacs sold only between May 2011 and July 2011.
Apple’s program promises that users with defective hard drives will receive a free replacement, or reimbursement if they’ve already paid for repairs out of their pocket. They’ve made the expansion of the program official by sending out emails to all iMac owners who purchased their system between the dates list above:
Dear iMac owner,
Apple has determined that certain 1TB Seagate hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems may fail. These systems were sold between October 2009 and July 2011.
Our records show that you have an iMac with an affected 1TB Seagate hard drive. Apple will replace your hard drive with a new one, free of charge, under the iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program.
iMac owners will receive coverage until April 12th, 2013, or until their third-year of coverage is reached. After that period exhausts, owners must pay out of their own pockets for the replacement.