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Help with WD HDDs

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I am looking at two WD 250 GB HDDs (models: WD2500JB and WD2500JBRTL). Both are 250 GB, as I mentioned, 7200 RPM, 8MB cache, 8.9ms average seek time, 4.2ms average latency, and "Caviar SE".

Does anyone know what the differences are between the two? I know one is 69.99 at newegg and the other is 67.99 (on sale for 59.99) at geeks.com (which, newegg is typically $10-$20 cheaper than geeks, so it would really be a 79.99-67.99 or 69.99-59.99 relationship).

Anyways, just let me know what the difference is and I will decied if I really want to buy the cheaper one, or I want to spend the extra $10 plus another shipping charge to get the one at newegg.


p.s. I think there is a WD2500JBRTL-DT at geeks for about $100
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The one marked RTL at the end is a retail branded drive. That basically means you pay for a drive, a cable, a set of instructions and a fancy box. The other version is an OEM drive. You get a drive, a plastic bag and nothing else.
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