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Real reason why HDDs are sold as bulk OEM in europe ?

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Yeah normal HDD in Sweden also comes just in anti-static bag nothing else.
 
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I picked up a retail WD Caviar Green 2TB recently at Micro Center. The only accessory it came with that isn't included with OEM drives is 4 screws (which some OEM drives actually come with).
 

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I picked up a retail WD Caviar Green 2TB recently at Micro Center. The only accessory it came with that isn't included with OEM drives is 4 screws (which some OEM drives actually come with).
i have never seen a oem hdd with screws not even 2tb wd black
 
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Me enither I just bought two: Western Digital Intern Hårddisk Caviar Green 2TB (IntelliPower / 64MB Cache / Sata 6Gb/s / NCQ) nothing besides anti-static bag.

One for mom and one for the HTPC.
 

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I recall warranties used to be different between OEM sold drives and retail drives (even though they are the same effin drive)
 

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I recall warranties used to be different between OEM sold drives and retail drives (even though they are the same effin drive)
from what i know ur right as with all OEM based hardware but i have never seen a retail hdd in 5 years of pc building
 

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from what i know ur right as with all OEM based hardware but i have never seen a retail hdd in 5 years of pc building
Im not sure if yall have Computer Retail stores there like the US does

Frys electronics, best buy, Comp USA, Micro Center are just 4 to name.
 

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Im not sure if yall have Computer Retail stores there like the US does

Frys electronics, best buy, Comp USA, Micro Center are just 4 to name.
we have a lot but none of them that i know of sell retail hdds other then internal ones.

someone from aus is welcome to prove me wrong
 

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we have a lot but none of them that i know of sell retail hdds other then internal ones.

someone from aus is welcome to prove me wrong
thats what we are talking about is Internal whether IDE or SATA.

Less you Meant External HDDs then those are commonplace (Still slow)
 

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thats what we are talking about is Internal whether IDE or SATA.

Less you Meant External HDDs then those are commonplace (Still slow)
i ffffed it up i ment external as in they come in retail boxes but internal are oem
 

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i ffffed it up i ment external as in they come in retail boxes but internal are oem
lol no worries then. Ya hope someday to travel there, had a gaming buddy up there near melbourne i believe
 

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lol no worries then. Ya hope someday to travel there, had a gaming buddy up there near melbourne i believe
Depending how much u know about aus u could be in for a big shock.
since most of the world have no idea what aus is like but they think they know
 

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Depending how much u know about aus u could be in for a big shock.
since most of the world have no idea what aus is like but they think they know
id be goin for the ladies myself heh. I've dealt with the Royal Australian Air Force actually, bunch of good guys actually
 
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Depending how much u know about aus u could be in for a big shock.
since most of the world have no idea what aus is like but they think they know
What are they like?
 

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Yeah in Aus, we don't have too many Big Chain Computer stores, all we have are dodgy "electronics" stores, like dick smith, that just sell Laptops and Prebuilt Stuff, and all the other odd bits, like games, tv's, audio system's etc.
 
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I seem to recall that Maxtor and WD had retail HDD boxes; I might still have my Caviar Blue 500GB box (6 years and running :rockout:) Never seen a boxed Samsung or Seagate though.
 
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