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Solved: Enterprise class drives?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by draeus, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. draeus

    draeus Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2011
    I've got a box of hard drives I am supposed to be testing and some of them are apparently enterprise class and some aren't. I've looked around a little and there is lots of information about what an enterprise drive is, but not how to actually tell the difference between a regular and enterprise drive. So does anyone know, is there some way to tell from the stuff printed on the drive or a program that identifies the class of drive?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You go by model/series number, the drives look and can connect the same way. For example a Seagate Barracuda is a consumer drive and a Seagate Constellation is an Enterprise drive. However if they are SAS drives then they have a different connector, it looks similar to a SATA data and power connector but its unified into a single connector with no break between them.
  3. jiml8

    jiml8 Guest

    Jul 2, 2005
    Also, SCSI drives are all enterprise class, and PATA drives are all consumer grade.
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