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Hard Drives: Server Grade VS Std Desktop. Worth the Price?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OtakuHawk, 13 Feb 2008.

  1. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    I have recently begun looking into getting one of those new 1TB hard drives to put into a mobile enclosure. not only would it make LANs far easier, being able to carry all my movies, music and PDFs around would be darn handy, it would make sharing at LANs a lot easier.

    Now the question: do I get Server grade drives eg, Hitach Ultra Stars, or do I go with their desktop-grade models (I'm a fan of hitachis, seagates are OK too)

    basically, I want something that will be reliable for a few years of near constant use. are server drives the way to go?

    what I've been reading is that they are designed for "Light duty cycle" does this mean the answer is "NO"?

    what's the difference anyhow?
     
  2. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    HD's wear from spinning up and down IIRC, but desktop grades are quite good IMHO, and better (price wise) for home use
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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