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I've never ever bought a HDD retail. OEMs are cheaper and almost always have the same warranties as a retail unit.
    
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Originally Posted by Danbeme32 View Post
I like my Seagate 7200.10's.
I love mine also (see link above), mine perform similarly.

post #23 of 25
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Yeah I don't think OEM has any different licensing like m$ OSs. I don't know how they'd be able to enforce sticking a HDD with a mobo lol
OEM HDDs don't have "licensing issues" at all... however most of the reputable drive manufactuers still warranty an OEM drive just like a Retail unit (but be sure to check the fine print BEFORE you buy just in case...)

M$ O/S issues with OEM... well that's just a whole different beast of a different color altogether (as has been stated in countless threads all over this forum. )
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just got me an oem HDD. actaully had cables that came with my MOBO!
    
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Before I bought my current Baracuda I had the guy go onto the Seagate website, plug in the serial number and see what type of warranty was on it. Good for 5 years.
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