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#1 slickjem

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:30 AM

I am going to order an internal hard drive and they are described as "Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive". What does that mean?
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:00 AM

It normally means its just a drive with no cables or adaptors. The normal thing with external drives is they come in a caddy/case and they have the USB and maybe power supply with it. Some can be powered by the USB lead.

Which system are you trying to stick it on Win95/98/ME? You will need drivers for Win9x which should be supplied with the drive. Check the spec as its Win9x compatible.

Have you found a bargin then, post the link? :thumbsup:

Edited by Keithuk, 04 October 2010 - 07:01 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

I think Keith has read "external" - a bare drive will just be the drive in an anti-static bag. Compare with a retail packaged drive which would be in a printed box with some degree of impact absorption, and probably including a set of mounting screws, a booklet with installation instructions, specifications & warranty card etc.

If you are going to use a large drive which utilises 48 bit LBA with Win9x/ME, there is some helpful information here:

http://www.48bitlba.com/win98.htm

Edited by Platypus, 04 October 2010 - 08:43 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

I think Keith has read "external" - a bare drive will just be the drive in an anti-static bag.

I just pasted Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive into Google. A bare drive is what it says no cables or adaptors, sorry Platypus.

I did say about external drives thats what you get with an external drive, I have 3 of them they are money well spent for backups. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:53 PM

Ah, sorry, it looked like you'd answered the "internal" query directly as external, rather than the comparison. My mistake.

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#6 slickjem

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:14 PM

Thanks to you all.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:36 PM

Well its taken you long enough time to come back and make a comment Jerry. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:56 PM

Mmm, 11 days is not too bad... :thumbsup:

Hope your drive purchase was successful, slickjem.

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