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#22461 29-May-2008 02:30
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buying a HDD is not like getting a DVD drive.  When I get a DVD drive I get the bolts to attach it inside my computer.
When I buy a new HDD, I get nothing.  Is that coz they are cheap?

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  #134031 29-May-2008 06:52
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Our chief weapon is surprise. And fear.

1. Exceedingly competitive market dictates lack of accessories to keep pricing as low as possible (and yes, in multi-million dollar industries 5c makes a HUGE amount of difference).

2. Some motherboards and cases come with most of the screws and bolts required. Often cases have non standard bolts to hook into tool-less systems.

3. Some cases do not require bolts at all for some components.

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  #134032 29-May-2008 06:53
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I think its what they call an oem hdd you probably unpackaged it from a brown cardboard box.  Basically you get what you asked for if you bought it from a retail shop it would of came in a nicely packaged box complete with cables etc.

Its great if you already have the cables as you make a nice saving.


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  #134034 29-May-2008 07:01
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The last Western Digital drive I bought (320GB) came in a retail glossy shrinkwrapped box. No bolts.

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