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Storage Enterprise HDD comparison WDD 1TB RE4 vs Seagate ES 1TB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dark Matter, 30 Mar 2013.

  1. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter What's a Dremel?

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    Hello,

    About to install WS 2012 on my home server and have both of these drives. The server will be on 24/7

    Seagate ES 1TB SATA HDD (ST1000NM0011)

    Seagate

    Vs

    Western Digital RE4 1 TB SATA HDD ( WD1003FBYX)

    Western Digital

    Which one should I use? Which would be better for my server?

    Thanks,

    DM :)
     
  2. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    They are both 7200rpm drives so you'll see very little to no difference between the two, the Seagate has a 6Gbp/s interface but the spindle isn't fast enough to make any noticeable difference over 3Gbp/s.

    Any reason you're putting an enterprise grade drive into a home server? A WD Red 1TB would likely be fine for a home server?
     
  3. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter What's a Dremel?

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    Yes a close call between them; it is just that I have both of them available left over from other projects that I didn't go through with :)
     
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    Atomic Gerwaff

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    I don't think there's going to be any noticeable difference between them, use the one with the most warranty remaining :D
     

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