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    Hey Guys,

    I was looking for another harddrive for music and movies. Could you tell me what the difference between these two are? Thanks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148066

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148033

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    Looks like warrenty to me :-/

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    Mmmkay thanks.

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    The oem one is just the drive, the retail one comes with software, and a manual, and an IDE cable, and warrenty.
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    According to the site, they are both OEM.

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    Two different models:

    Barracuda 7200.8
    Barracuda 7200.7

    The 7200.8 is newer and very slightly faster.

    If you are looking for a drive just for storage of mp3 and movies then you don't need as fast as either of them.

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    I just picked up a 200gb external HD for the same reason. Music, movies and more porn. Extremely happy with my decision.

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    Try not to get a Drive faster than your 'C Drive'..it could cause you problems in the long run.

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    The 7200.8 has some extra features like NCQ, but u cant take advantage of it unless your motherboard supports it.

    also it says that the seek time is 0.5ms faster for the 7200.8(makes a differance)
    Last edited by spirex; 05-25-2005 at 04:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion7718
    Try not to get a Drive faster than your 'C Drive'..it could cause you problems in the long run.
    Sorry, but that's absolute bull.

    Go for the 7200.8, it is newer, faster, cheaper. As spirex says, it also has NCQ. That may not be useful to you now, but it may be in the future if you upgrade your mobo.
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