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post #1 of 25 Old 03-07-2008, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I was looking around for HDD's and was wondering if it is safe to go with OEM over Retail?
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Yes, OEM's just don't come with the cables
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Just check the length of the warranty since it can differ. Also, make sure you have the necessary power and data cables already.
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Absolutely. OEM doesn't come with cables, molex to SATA adapter, or software.
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I always go with OEM. Warranty is generally the same, you just dont get a box with instructions and all that. Just the HDD. As long as you have cables hanging out, you're good to go.
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Cool thanks. I was thinking of 2 Samsung Spinpoint T series 250GB, or two seagate 7200.10's for raid0. +rep to all.
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i just got an "OEM" hdd off of ebay and although it came in a ziplock bag it included the driver cd, power adaptor and sata cable

i guess it just depends where you get it

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I'm not familiar with the spinpoints, but am very happy with my raid 0 7200.10 320gig drives (oem)

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i just got an "OEM" hdd off of ebay and although it came in a ziplock bag it included the driver cd, power adaptor and sata cable

i guess it just depends where you get it
I'll get it from a retail store or newegg.
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same stuff, except doesnt come with cables
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