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Difference between two HDDs?
10-31-2012, 01:53 PM,
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Difference between two HDDs?
Is there any difference between these two drives?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L5GRQQ/
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10-31-2012, 01:57 PM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
The first is an enterprise class, but I wouldn't recommend getting either. Samsung's hard drive division was bought by Seagate and reliability has gone down the drain. I would go with a WD Blue or Red.
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10-31-2012, 03:51 PM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
hm, they're certainly better priced...

what's the difference between the blue and red models
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10-31-2012, 04:27 PM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
The Red drives are for enterprise and workstation use as they reduce vibration and noise. They are perfectly fine for home use though.
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10-31-2012, 04:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-31-2012, 04:44 PM by weirdguy.)
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
and the blue ones are just standard drives? no differences in speed or stability? (between red/blue drives with the same cache size)
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10-31-2012, 05:22 PM,
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Difference between two HDDs?
Red drives are designed for RAID while the blue are not. Either can be used stand alone or RAID, but if doing RAID, get the red.
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10-31-2012, 06:40 PM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
thanks a bunch.
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11-01-2012, 05:50 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-01-2012, 06:52 AM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
(10-31-2012, 04:43 PM)weirdguy Wrote: and the blue ones are just standard drives? no differences in speed or stability? (between red/blue drives with the same cache size)

the wd red's are nas drives but the 2TB and 3TB are perfectly fine for single drive storage and they perform on par with 7200rpm drives, and even better than some.

i would not use the red 1TB model for single drive use because it more or less has the same performance as any other 5400rpm drive and boot time is terrible.

for 1TB drives id stick with blue or black, with black being the better perfromer and better warranty.
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11-06-2012, 01:36 AM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
(10-31-2012, 04:27 PM)ricky07652 Wrote: The Red drives are for enterprise and workstation use as they reduce vibration and noise. They are perfectly fine for home use though.

Red drives are certainly not for enterprise or workstation. They're specifically designed for NAS.
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11-07-2012, 05:07 PM,
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RE: Difference between two HDDs?
(11-06-2012, 01:36 AM)Brian Wrote:
(10-31-2012, 04:27 PM)ricky07652 Wrote: The Red drives are for enterprise and workstation use as they reduce vibration and noise. They are perfectly fine for home use though.

Red drives are certainly not for enterprise or workstation. They're specifically designed for NAS.

SAS enterprise specific drives are usually what's used for enterprise purposes, but I certainly don't see why you couldn't use the Red drives for a workstation. They are meant for 24/7 operation, are built to last, are ideal for RAID and have a longer warranty, exactly what I'd look for in a workstation drive.
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