How do I claim my warranty on Silicon Power?

Silicon Power is a Taiwanese manufacturer and distributor of memory storage solutions and flash memory products. They offer a lifetime warranty on most of their memory cards and flash drives against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use [1]. The warranty starts from the date of purchase and is valid for the original end user only as long as ownership can be verified. The Silicon Power warranty allows original end users to claim for a replacement if a product is defective or malfunctions. This article covers the warranty claim process, eligibility, coverage details, and provides necessary resources to submit a warranty claim with Silicon Power.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for warranty service for Silicon Power products, you must be the original end-user purchaser of the product and have proof of purchase. Silicon Power warranties are limited to the country where the product was originally purchased.

According to Silicon Power’s warranty page, you must have a valid proof of purchase like an invoice or receipt to qualify for warranty service. Silicon Power may also request the product serial number or other documentation to verify the purchase. Products must have been purchased from an authorized Silicon Power reseller.

Warranty eligibility also depends on which Silicon Power product you purchased. For example, SSDs and memory cards have a 2 year limited warranty, while hard disk drives have a 3 year limited warranty according to Silicon Power’s warranty requirements page. Certain high-end products may have longer warranty periods.

In summary, to be eligible you must be the original purchaser with proof of purchase from an authorized reseller, within the warranty period, and residing in the country of purchase.

What is covered?

According to Silicon Power’s warranty policy (, the following defects, parts, and time periods are covered under warranty:

  • Manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship
  • All flash memory products like USB drives, memory cards, and SSDs
  • Lifetime limited warranty for all memory modules
  • 2-year limited warranty for Elixir branded memory modules
  • Repair or replacement services

The limited lifetime warranty covers flash memory products during normal usage and defects arising from normal use ( The 2-year limited warranty covers Elixir branded memory modules against defects in materials and workmanship.

What is not covered?

The Silicon Power warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. However, it does not cover the following:

  • Damage caused by improper usage or mishandling, such as physical damage from dropping the device, water damage, or damage caused by incorrect voltage supply.
  • Damage caused by third party software, unauthorized service, or modifications to the product. This includes jailbreaking, rooting, or other software alterations.
  • Damage from natural disaster, power surges, or other environmental factors.
  • Normal wear and tear or deterioration, such as scratched surfaces.
  • Products with removed or altered serial numbers.
  • Products past their warranty expiration date. Standard warranty lengths are 1-5 years depending on product. SiliconPower Warranty Terms & Conditions
  • Indirect or consequential damage.

In summary, the Silicon Power warranty only covers issues stemming from defects in original materials or workmanship. Any physical damage, misuse, or expired warranties are not eligible for replacement/repair under the warranty.

How to start a claim

To start the warranty claim process for a Silicon Power product, you first need to contact Silicon Power Support. This can be done through the following methods according to the Silicon Power warranty page:

Once initial contact has been made through one of these methods, you will receive instructions on how to proceed with the warranty claim, including shipping the product to Silicon Power if needed.

Information Needed

To start the warranty claim process for a Silicon Power product, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Product model name or number (e.g. Armor A30 Portable Hard Drive)
  • Product serial number (found on the product or packaging)
  • Proof of purchase like an invoice or receipt showing the date and place of purchase
  • A detailed description of the problem or defect with the product

Having all this information ready will help speed up the warranty claim process. Silicon Power states that “DOA products should be returned with complete accessories, warranty card, invoice, etc. for speedy processing”[1]. So be sure to include any relevant documentation about your purchase and the issue you are experiencing.

Next steps after claim

Once you submit a warranty claim to Silicon Power, here are the typical next steps:

Silicon Power will review your claim and documentation within 1-3 business days. They may contact you if any additional information is needed to process the claim, such as proof of purchase or serial number verification according to Silicon Power’s warranty requirements.

If your claim is approved, Silicon Power will send you a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and instructions for shipping the product to Silicon Power or an authorized service center. Make sure to ship the product in secure packaging.

Once Silicon Power receives the product, they will evaluate it and determine whether it qualifies for repair or replacement under the warranty terms. The typical turnaround time is 7-14 business days once the product is received.

If your claim is rejected, Silicon Power will contact you with an explanation. Possible reasons may include physical damage, expired warranty period, or lack of proof of purchase.

Silicon Power will ship the repaired or replacement product back to you at no charge. The replacement product may be a refurbished version. The warranty period on replaced products is 90 days or the remainder of the original warranty, whichever is longer.

Repair vs. replace

Silicon Power has the option to repair or replace defective products covered under warranty. According to their website, “Silicon Power reserves the right to repair or replace the defective product at Silicon Power’s sole discretion.”

If they determine the product needs to be replaced, the replacement will be either a new or a refurbished product. As stated on their warranty page: “Any replacement product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.”

So in summary, Silicon Power may repair or replace defective products at their discretion. If replaced, the replacement could be new or refurbished. Either way, the replacement gets the longer warranty period of the original warranty or 90 days.

Warranty period

According to Silicon Power’s Warranty page, the standard warranty length on most Silicon Power products is 3 years. However, some products like USB flash drives have a 5 year warranty. Accessories like cables tend to have a 1 year warranty.

For regions in the European Union, the standard warranty length is extended to 2 years on most products. Refer to Silicon Power’s Warranty Terms & Conditions for specific warranty periods by product.

Options to extend the warranty period are limited. Silicon Power does not seem to offer extended warranty plans for purchase. The standard warranty lengths are already fairly generous compared to competitors. To receive warranty service, make sure to register your product online at within 1 month of purchase.

Contact info

To contact Silicon Power for warranty support and claims, customers can reach out through the following channels:

  • Phone (U.S.): Call Silicon Power U.S. customer support at (510) 490-1885 Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM PST 1
  • Email: Send an email to Silicon Power’s customer service team at [email protected] 2
  • Online form: Fill out the contact form on the Silicon Power website under the Support tab 2
  • International customers can find country-specific contact details on the Contact Us page of Silicon Power’s website 2

Silicon Power aims to respond to all inquiries within 1-2 business days. Customers can also check the status of their warranty claim by contacting Silicon Power support.