Pros In Asia the Warranty for this unit is 3 years.
In EU, Mid East, and Africa the warranty is 2 years.
Cons In the Americas the warranty for this Seagate drive is ONE year...
Info found here on the unit's data sheet: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/expansion-fam/expansion-external/en-us/docs/expansion-external-usb3-datasheet-en-us.pdf
Summary Companies should manufacture goods to stand up to the rigors of today's daily life...and back them up with a 3-year warranty, at minimum.
Consumers should shun products without stand alone extended warranties. [This includes 'extra fee' extended warranties.]
If Consumers speak up [& stop buying] unsupported products, manufacturers WILL listen...