OEM Hard Drive

I'm looking to buy a Western Digital 80GB Special Edition w/ 8MB Cache. Should I get OEM or Retail?
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  1. The cheapest :-) Whats actually the difference? ASAIK theres no difference to the drive and thats what matters.
  2. the guarantee conditions are probably better with the retail version.
  3. go oem...same drive,same warranty; just no screws, manual, etc.

    <font color=blue> If it ain't broke, don't fix it...tweak it.</font color=blue>
  4. The warranty is not always the same, some discount venders sell grey market drives that come from excess stocks of large OEM system builders, and such drives are not warranteed by Western Digital to the end user.

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  5. yup thats absolutly right. I guess i wasn't clear...I meant you CAN get the same warranty off a reputable site like <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com</A>.

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