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Old 08-20-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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im aout to make a computer for a project and need a hard drive. i have found many 300 gb drives for $110-$120. all of theseare oem and have no accesories though. can anyone give me advice of where to buy these kind of high end hard drives that are not oem? also, is it ok to just buy a bare drive and how do i get it to work?
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Where do u live? Just asking so that ppl can point u to some good websites.
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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OEM hard drives are perfectly fine; the only other thing you really need is a spare power plug from your power supply, and a SATA cable or an IDE cable depending on if you're going to use ATA or SATA.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:46 AM   #5
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www.newegg.com From what I heard that is a very trusted website. And the prices are good.
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how do you get a bare drive to work in a computer? do you have to buy a case for it if its an internal?
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:22 PM   #7
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U just put in it your case (no new case needed) and connect it to the psu (check if ur psu has any wires that are not connected to anything) and to ur mobo (either IDE of ATA connection, depending on the hdd and mobo)
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:28 PM   #8
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so it doesnt need a case if it doesnt come with one?
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nope, only ones outside your computer needs a case. it fits into a metal bracket in you computer and you screw it in.
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errr... whats OEM? i've seen that around, but I have no idea what it is...
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