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a bare drive is simply the drive with no accompanying cables, software or instructions. Really all you need to install in most any computer.
By E. Arendt on December 5, 2012
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If the item is listed as being "Bare Drive" then it will NOT come with software, installation hardware (screws), or cables. If you need these items, be sure to order the "Retail Kit" version of the product.
By Thomas K on December 31, 2013
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This is a bare drive, meaning cables are NOT included. You'll need a SATA data cable (narrower one -- connector is just 1/2" wide), but your power supply has a SATA power cable (7/8" wide connector) unless it's a very old model, in which case you'll need an IDE-to-SATA adapter cable. The cheapest cables are fine. S… see more This is a bare drive, meaning cables are NOT included. You'll need a SATA data cable (narrower one -- connector is just 1/2" wide), but your power supply has a SATA power cable (7/8" wide connector) unless it's a very old model, in which case you'll need an IDE-to-SATA adapter cable. The cheapest cables are fine. SATA data cables come with straight connectors or one or two 90 degree connectors. 90 degree connectors can be a problem if more than one has to be used and the connectors on the motherboards are in tandem rather than inline. Cheap cables are fine. see less
By Nick Nameless on December 27, 2013
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Here's the answer I received from Seagate:
Dear Sean Brady:
Thank you for contacting Seagate Support.… see more
Here's the answer I received from Seagate:
Dear Sean Brady:
Thank you for contacting Seagate Support.
I will be happy to assist you with your inquiry. Selling OEM drives is a legitimate practice. OEM companies, such as HP, DELL, Apple, etc., sometimes order excess quantity of drives. They can and do sell their excess drives to third-party retailers, who can then sell them to consumers. I would be nice that said company's would put an advisory that drives that come from OEMs would not have a Seagate warranty. If you are within the return window for the drive, I would see about returning the unit and then purchasing a unit directly from an Authorized Retailer.
http://wheretobuy.seagate.com/
I understand that customer's many not be willing to understand or are upset with us because of how OEM drive warranties operate. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent this.
I hope that this information is helpful. Please reply to this email if you require further assistance or call us at 1-800-SEAGATE. We are available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Central Standard Time Monday - Friday.
Regards,
Tito
Seagate Support see less

By Sean Brady on April 8, 2015
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According to HPs website, that computer has SATA connectors on it, so yes you should be able to use it. Couldn't see if it was SATAIII 6GB/s, but if it isn't you will get slower speeds while it's still usable. You will need software to clone your old drive onto the new one and make it bootable. If you have Windows X… see more According to HPs website, that computer has SATA connectors on it, so yes you should be able to use it. Couldn't see if it was SATAIII 6GB/s, but if it isn't you will get slower speeds while it's still usable. You will need software to clone your old drive onto the new one and make it bootable. If you have Windows XP on it you won't see more than 2TB, so have Windows Vista or higher. see less
By DIAB on October 29, 2013
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Most motherboards come with a few SATA cables, so I didn't mind when this HDD didn't arrive with any. It does not come with any mounting gear as most cases come with holders now. Also, there is no software needed. Just plug it into motherboard and PSU and boot system. If you haven't worked inside a computer before, you… see more Most motherboards come with a few SATA cables, so I didn't mind when this HDD didn't arrive with any. It does not come with any mounting gear as most cases come with holders now. Also, there is no software needed. Just plug it into motherboard and PSU and boot system. If you haven't worked inside a computer before, you need to take a few precautions first. Unplug tower from everything, allow a few minutes to let all residual power deplete, discharge and static build up by touching any piece of metal touching the ground or wear an E.S.D. bracelet, and take it slow see less
By Ace Rinehardt on April 29, 2013
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Hard drives, through the years, have come in a few industry-standard physical sizes known as "form factors". Virtually all laptops have used the "2.5-inch" hard drive form factor since 1988. The form factor of this drive is "3.5-inch", the size used in desktop computers. I found the specs for the acer aspire-5734Z on C… see more Hard drives, through the years, have come in a few industry-standard physical sizes known as "form factors". Virtually all laptops have used the "2.5-inch" hard drive form factor since 1988. The form factor of this drive is "3.5-inch", the size used in desktop computers. I found the specs for the acer aspire-5734Z on C|Net (couldn't find specs on Acer's website) so my best quess is, it wouldn't fit. I suggest using an external hard drive that would plug into one of the USB ports in your computer for extra storage and manage the 250 Gb on your computer to have only the necessary programs and files that you really use on a weekly basis. Amazon has sold these external drives for years and has great prices. Many of these external drives will fit in a shirt pocket and so very portable. Hope I helped! see less
By Hans S. Dirzuweit on March 3, 2014
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No. It's just the bare drive, so you'll need to buy the connector separately.
By Leonardo B. L. da Rocha on March 21, 2014
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No. Maximum size for PS3 is is 1.5TB.
By Global Silicon Electronics, In… SELLER on October 5, 2015
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no this works with computers not routers, its an internal hard drive.
By linklink on October 22, 2014