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Glossary of Hard Disk Drive Terminology (Letter O)

January 10th, 2009

Operating System
Software that allows the user and programs installed on your system to communicate with computer hardware such as a hard drive.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
In the case of Western Digital, OEM customers are companies such as Compaq, Gateway, IBM and Dell.

OEM content
The portion of a company’s output sold to OEM customers, expressed as a percent of total production.

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