Should i go retail or OEM for a new HDD???

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Ciber

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i bought a oem ibm from buy.com and it brought a 3 year manufacturer warranty, and the ibm is quieter
 

bacillus

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if this is a replacement hdd then you should already have ide cable & screws so go OEM. in any case those items are quite cheap.



<< i know OEM doesn't have the Maxblast boot disk >>


what's wrong with fdisk &amp; format??
 

bjc112

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i know... well i am going to sell my original HDD to a friend..

SO GO IBM????

Bryan
 

Ciber

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if you want quiet and fast go with the ibm, pretty cheap at newegg.com
edit btw i dont think the oem ibm brings a ide cable and screws either, at least i dont remember mine bringing any.
 

A2KLAU

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I personally would go for the OEM becuase it is cheaper and do you REALLY want to pay extra for teh IDE cable which can be obtained for a fraction of the price? and the HDD are teh same, carry same waranty, carry the same components, so no diff apart from the price..

Hope this helps you..

Albert.
 

bjc112

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thanks for your help everyone....

i will have to buy a couple of screws... and a IDE cable..

i will go OEM for sure...

So IBM, Or Maxotr...

I was going to go maxtor for sure... but i want SPEED! (even though they aren't much different)!!

Bryan
 

iamthesystem

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i have a maxtor 15.3 GB ATA100....never EVER hear it....not above the power supply fan, at least.....

hmm...never heard anyone complain about hard drive noise, that wasn't expeiencing hard drive problems...
 

Raincity

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<< I've read it on Maximum PC magazine which states that only original IBM HD's carry 3 years warranty. If your OEM IBM HD's die out on you, you have to go to the store where you bought it to get a warranty! >>

Loverboy has made a very good (and true) point ...


Sorry not true, This warranty agreement issue only applies to prebuilt machines like Micron And Dell that are using IBM drives. I have never bought a retail box drive in my life and have had no problems RMA back a Sh@tload these dreaded 75 GXP drives with IBM.

Rain
 

cloudchief

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All the below drives were bought as new, plain brown box drives except the two that are listed as OEM. They were 'refurbs' and are obviously &quot;system pulls&quot;. IBM's no warranty on OEM may be confusing, but it basically is: if the drive is sold to a manufacturer i.e. HP, Dell, Compaq, etc, it is labeled on the drives bios as OEM and will not be covered by IBM.

ID7 Adapter: LSIU3 ASPI for WIN32
ID0 Disk: IBM DDYS-T36950N S93E Fixed
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ID7 Adapter: LSIU3 ASPI for WIN32
ID1 Disk: IBM_ DDRS-39130M S97B Fixed
ID2 Disk: IBM DNES-3183SOM SA30 Fixed
ID3 Disk: IBM DDRS-39130M S97B Fixed
ID4 Disk: IBM OEM DCHS04U 2626 Fixed
ID6 Disk: IBM OEM DCHS04U 2626 Fixed

 

bjc112

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ok,,guys...i guess IBM it is..

unless we have som objections!

&quot;speak now, or forever hold your peace&quot; ;)!!!!!

Bryan
 

Ciber

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vegeta, thats why you have that little light on front of your case :p.