Pc world hard drive help

Hi, Does anyone know if this hard drive is any good or know who they are made by. Thanks.

pcworld.co.uk/mar…jsp[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadefhlegjeecflgceggdhhmdfhk.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=055070&category_oid=-31455

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Original Poster

harlzter;3276012

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Thank you :thumbsup:

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

Usually means it will be anything from Seagate, Hitachi, Western Digital etc, but they won't name the manufacturer as it depends which is the cheapest for them to get in at any specific time.

Nice cache size, speed is standard for this type of drive.

Not a bad price.

Browni;3277113

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).Usually means it will be anything … OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).Usually means it will be anything from Seagate, Hitachi, Western Digital etc, but they won't name the manufacturer as it depends which is the cheapest for them to get in at any specific time.



No it doesn't, OEM used in the context of hard drives refers to the type of packaging. OEM drives come in a brown box or anti-static bag with no promotional materials, instructions, cables or screws while retail drives come with all of that.

It could well be the case that they send whatever they've currently got cheapest when you buy that but that's not what the OEM label is saying.

As it starts with an HD it could be an Hitachi Deskstar.

Banned

best ensure you have PATA connections too (aka ATA or IDE).

And note it ends in 97p so will be hard to find in stock.

EndlessWaves;3277855

No it doesn't, OEM used in the context of hard drives refers to the type … No it doesn't, OEM used in the context of hard drives refers to the type of packaging. OEM drives come in a brown box or anti-static bag with no promotional materials, instructions, cables or screws while retail drives come with all of that.It could well be the case that they send whatever they've currently got cheapest when you buy that but that's not what the OEM label is saying.As it starts with an HD it could be an Hitachi Deskstar.


Ok, maybe I could've explained it better...

Yes, it is with regards to a non-labelled box etc, but it does mean the HDD placed in the box could be of any make, depending on the market at the time.

Hence they are in a non-labelled box.

With regards to the HD being Hitachi Deskstar, highly doubt it... look at the part number...

HD35P400INT

HD = Hard Drive
35 = Size (3.5")
P = PATA
400 = Capacity
INT = Internal

That's how they can chalk it down to any drive being in the box, as long as it meets those requirements for the part number.

Original Poster

Hi, Thank you all for your help. I bought one today and it was a samsung hard drive. I was very happy with that, i've had one before it was very quiet. The website made a mistake with the cache size it was only 8mb.

Price seems a bit too much ...but that's PCWorld for you .... :roll:

I bought a 750GB SATA Seagate Barracuda SATA II 8mb cache from Aria for about £50 delivered last week ! :thumbsup:

It's under £54 delivered now here if anyone wants one :

aria.co.uk/Sup…000

Browni;3279512

Yes, it is with regards to a non-labelled box etc, but it does mean the … Yes, it is with regards to a non-labelled box etc, but it does mean the HDD placed in the box could be of any make, depending on the market at the time.Hence they are in a non-labelled box.



That makes no sense since you can get hard drives with make and model specified and also labled OEM.

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