Is there any reason to purchase a retail drive vs. an OEM drive from NewEgg. I'm ordering two WD 10K 16 meg cache raptors from them and can't see any difference between the two other than the pretty box.
The savings is close to $170 for both drives (OEM even has a mail-in rebate, I hate em, but I always send em in!)
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No, take the OEM.
I purchased two 74GB OEM Raptors from Newegg last year. I saw no reason to spend the extra cash for the retail package. No regrets.