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Old 12-27-2005, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im just wondering on the baracudda seagate hard drives on new egg they are like almost all OEM... What exactly does that mean ill be getting? and will i need to get something extra to run this?
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They don't come with a SATA cable, but your motherboard should come with some. Basicly all you get is the hard drive in a little plastic box.
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OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. Basically it's a HDD that will come without retail packaging. Also, it will not come with cables. If it's serial ATA, you'll need to have a SATA cable. If it's IDE, you'll need to have an IDE cable.

Also, OEM products usally can only be RMA'd through the manufacturer, not the retailer.

Basically a retailer can buy a bunch of HDD's without retail packaging at a much cheaper price. Then also sell them a cheaper price. They are mostly for system builders, that already have the retail packaging wires and such.
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I RMA'd my OEM seagate hard drive to newegg no problem.
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thanks guys, im getting the dfi nf4 sli mobo will it come with the cable? i dont need to buy a sata card or anything do i? isnt it ran by the mobo?
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thanks guys, im getting the dfi nf4 sli mobo will it come with the cable? i dont need to buy a sata card or anything do i? isnt it ran by the mobo?
Good. Yes, it comes with plenty of SATA cables. Yes, that MOBO has onboard SATA controllers.
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