The difference between desktop-series HDD drives and server-series

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Published on 2010-04-30T06:36:32Z Indexed on 2010/04/30 6:48 UTC
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What are the main differences between desktop-series hard disks and server-series?

The obvious things I can see are: durability (server hardware mostly more qualitative and have more warranty) and power consumption (server hardware more focused on performance, than on power economy). Also server disks are usually a little faster, but it seems, that it is not always the case.

May be there are some other reasons, that make you choose server-oriented series (Seagate ES drives, for example) over desktop-oriented ones (Seagate Barracuda series)? What are they?

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