Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Pancake92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 55
Send a message via AIM to Pancake92
Question Bare Drive

Can anyone explain to me what a Bare Drive is? Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks.

Cheers.
__________________

__________________
HP m9500y
AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad-Core @ 2.4GHz
8GB DDR2 @ 800MHz
NVIDIA 9500GS 512MB Graphics
Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200RPM
HP w2338h 23" Monitor
350W Power Supply
Pancake92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Jesusfrk611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: US
Posts: 2,193
Default Re: Bare Drive

My guess is you are wanting to buy a hard drive and you found one that is a "bare drive". In this case it would be sold as only the drive in an antistatic bag basically. No box, no cable, no instruction manual or CD. That's the best I can do with the information given. Please explain more if that's not what you were looking for.
__________________

Jesusfrk611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Pancake92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 55
Send a message via AIM to Pancake92
Default Re: Bare Drive

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesusfrk611 View Post
My guess is you are wanting to buy a hard drive and you found one that is a "bare drive". In this case it would be sold as only the drive in an antistatic bag basically. No box, no cable, no instruction manual or CD. That's the best I can do with the information given. Please explain more if that's not what you were looking for.
Since you said it would come with no box does that mean without a casing to the HDD? If so, do you know where I could get a casing for the HDD?
__________________
HP m9500y
AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad-Core @ 2.4GHz
8GB DDR2 @ 800MHz
NVIDIA 9500GS 512MB Graphics
Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200RPM
HP w2338h 23" Monitor
350W Power Supply
Pancake92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Bare Drive

Bare Drive?
Although I've not seen it put that way in print, a better description is OEM.
It means just the drive itself. No fancy box that says Western Digital or what ever brand, the cables, CD, or owners manual.
OEM drives are a better deal because you don't pay extra for all the extraneous do dads.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
disturbed13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,154
Send a message via Yahoo to disturbed13
Default Re: Bare Drive

^ well said
__________________
If you think you can, you CAN! If you think you cant, your right.
<iframe src="http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/getDynamicImage.do?memberName=disturbed13&mnOn=tru e&stat=1&imageNum=4&rankOn=false&projectsOn=false& special=false" frameborder="0" name="di" scrolling="no" width="125px" height="176px"></iframe>
disturbed13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Whyfly??'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 976
Default Re: Bare Drive

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pancake92 View Post
Since you said it would come with no box does that mean without a casing to the HDD? If so, do you know where I could get a casing for the HDD?
The Hard Drive comes normally, like it's supposed to be.
It just doesn't come with the cables, or a manual.
It comes with packaging, just not like a big box with all the features on it and some pics of it.
Basically it doesn't come in a box like this


It comes in this
__________________
Amd Phenom ii 940 3.0 Stock cooler :( :( :(
XFX Geforce 260 Core 216
Antec 1200 with 600 watt Ocz Modxstream Pro
4 gigs DDR2 1066 RAM... 640 gig hard drive
Gigabyte Ud4P-MA790x
Whyfly?? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
disturbed13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,154
Send a message via Yahoo to disturbed13
Default Re: Bare Drive

id be happy with just that box ^ the good looking one not that bland cardboard thing
__________________
If you think you can, you CAN! If you think you cant, your right.
<iframe src="http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/getDynamicImage.do?memberName=disturbed13&mnOn=tru e&stat=1&imageNum=4&rankOn=false&projectsOn=false& special=false" frameborder="0" name="di" scrolling="no" width="125px" height="176px"></iframe>
disturbed13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 11:04 PM   #8
Baseband Member
 
Pancake92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 55
Send a message via AIM to Pancake92
Default Re: Bare Drive

Well when the price difference could be around $100 I would go for the OEM one.
__________________
HP m9500y
AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad-Core @ 2.4GHz
8GB DDR2 @ 800MHz
NVIDIA 9500GS 512MB Graphics
Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200RPM
HP w2338h 23" Monitor
350W Power Supply
Pancake92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 12:28 AM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
Whyfly??'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 976
Default Re: Bare Drive

Quote:
Originally Posted by disturbed13 View Post
id be happy with just that box ^ the good looking one not that bland cardboard thing
Dude it's a box?
Who cares?
Your MOBO most likely comes with the SATA cables, and your PSU has the rest. That's all you need. I mean, come on, a manual?
__________________
Amd Phenom ii 940 3.0 Stock cooler :( :( :(
XFX Geforce 260 Core 216
Antec 1200 with 600 watt Ocz Modxstream Pro
4 gigs DDR2 1066 RAM... 640 gig hard drive
Gigabyte Ud4P-MA790x
Whyfly?? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 01:52 AM   #10
Daemon Poster
 
disturbed13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,154
Send a message via Yahoo to disturbed13
Default Re: Bare Drive

your not thinking correctly
its not the box that matters
or whats in it

keep thinking
you might get it
__________________

__________________
If you think you can, you CAN! If you think you cant, your right.
<iframe src="http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/getDynamicImage.do?memberName=disturbed13&mnOn=tru e&stat=1&imageNum=4&rankOn=false&projectsOn=false& special=false" frameborder="0" name="di" scrolling="no" width="125px" height="176px"></iframe>
disturbed13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0