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Enterprise HDD vs Desktop HDD - advice please?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulb100, Jan 6, 2013.

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    My Dad is interested in Enterprise Class HDD as he has heard they are more reliable? - its one of the very few things in computing Iam not too familiar with..

    all I know is

    CONS:
    A) they cost more
    B) usually less storage
    C) Noisier due to 10k or 15k spindle speeds
    D) Require SCSI/SAS connector?? (motherboard availability?)

    PROS:
    A) last 3-5 times longer than regular HDD's
    B) have better error-correction so less errors occur
    C) faster throughput and IOPS than regular drives

    but as I understand it some features considered standard with enterprise drives may be missing in some models, I notice you can now buy 'Value' and 'SATA' Enterprise drives,

    My Dad currently has a 60Gb OCZ Vertex SSD as system drive (which he has had for 1.5 years) and a 500Gb Seagate Barracuda - he asks how SSD's stand up when compared to Enterprise versions - I think he means, what about Enterprise SSD drives, but from what I can gather they are more or less the same but come in PCI-E format for faster throughput.

    anyway - if someone could give us some advice on this subject it would be great.


    thanks
     
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