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1 TB Drives $99 - $230 ?

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Could someone enlighten me as to why this:

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs is priced at $99.00

 

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=33680

 

And this:

Seagate Barracuda ES2 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs (Enterprise Edition 2) is priced at $232.10

 

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=33679

 

Is this a marketing gimmick rip off, or is there really a $133 dollar difference between these two drives?

 

And if so, what does that extra $133 dollars get you in real world terms?

 

Cheers.

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the differences are that even though they are very similar drives, the enterprise edition is less likely to fail. it's boasts a better mean time between failure (MTBF). Also it has a higher rotational vibration tolerance than the other drive mentioned.

 

the higher tolerance means that it maintains an optimal performance when compiled with other drives in storage arrays when stored in server racks. Basically, its a great drive for back up and server solutions. Would that justify the price, well that depends on how mission critical your information is...

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the differences are that even though they are very similar drives, the enterprise edition is less likely to fail. it's boasts a better mean time between failure (MTBF). Also it has a higher rotational vibration tolerance than the other drive mentioned.

 

the higher tolerance means that it maintains an optimal performance when compiled with other drives in storage arrays when stored in server racks. Basically, its a great drive for back up and server solutions. Would that justify the price, well that depends on how mission critical your information is...

 

What he said. Just get the $99 your drive isnt going to be getting 24/7 use by hundreds of people at the same time.

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the differences are that even though they are very similar drives, the enterprise edition is less likely to fail. it's boasts a better mean time between failure (MTBF). Also it has a higher rotational vibration tolerance than the other drive mentioned.

 

the higher tolerance means that it maintains an optimal performance when compiled with other drives in storage arrays when stored in server racks. Basically, its a great drive for back up and server solutions. Would that justify the price, well that depends on how mission critical your information is...

I couldn't have said it any better then this, nice post Sir!

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