what's the difference between these two WD Scorpio Blue drives?

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  1. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    One is OEM [Original Equipment Manufacture (or something close to that)] (cheaper) and the other is Retail (more expensive).
     
  3. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reply. So it really is just a price thing? My local Best buy has the RTL version, but I think I just gotta order the OEM from Newegg for the price, if there's no real difference.
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    retail usually means it just comes in the retail box with a manual and cables, etc. OEM usually means its just the hard drive in the minimum packaging. The actual drives would be the same.
     
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    Not sure why cables and a manual are necessary. You only need the hard drive.
     
  6. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Really the only difference is it comes in a giant wasteful plastic box and has a piece of paper with it, no cables or anything of use. I was kinda tempted to get the retail version at Best Buy as I work there, but Newegg was still like $10-$20 cheaper compared to my employee price.
    Get the OEM version.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice folks! OEM looks to be the way to go...
     
  8. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, definitely. :)
     

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