Remove this item 39T2585 100GB HARD DRIVE FRU In stock ** $420.00 $420.00
Retail is $260.00
That's just wrong. That is incredibly wrong to do that. System's Mobo is fixed so you can only use IBM parts... and IBM abuses the pricing. I can see $10-$20 markup... but $420 isn't justifiable unless it's made out of 24k gold.
it's not wrong, IBM provide you service, if this drive went bad for some reason you get a new HDD next day. while with OEM you mail it to hitachi (you pay shipping) then Hitachi checks it for 2 - 3 days and then mai lit to you in another 2 -3 days. it take around 10 -15 days.
so it's all about post sale support.