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Old 05-06-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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What are the differences in the Seagate 7200.10, 7200.11, and es drives. I'm having a hard time deciding what hdd I wan't to buy. There are so many options and the are all so similar. I'm probably going to buy either 1 or 2 250gb or 320gb. Haven't decided if I want to set up RAID yet.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, the 7200.11 is the one that offers 500GB and up (up to 1TB). So if you're looking for 250 or 300GB, I'd suggest going for the 7200.10.
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7200.10 means 7200RPM and the drive's version is 10. 7200.11 means Version 11. No, they don't make speed versions, but the drive model version, yes.

If that's not the case of the .10/.11, then correct me.
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Looks like I was wrong and that the 7200.11 versions DO come in smaller sizes. The 7200.11 is basically an upgraded version of the 7200.10, and it runs cooler and quieter, not to mention a *tad* bit faster in some tests.

lhuser, what you stated isn't wrong but isn't totally what it refers to, either. It's obviously a newer version of the 7200.10, but there are some differences.

I think if Smartpart is going for a 250-320gb size, then he should opt for the 7200.11. Newer, cooler, and quieter can't hurt.
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Ok on newegg ES shows up under normal internals, but on Seagate site it shows up as server hdd.
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Ok on newegg ES shows up under normal internals, but on Seagate site it shows up as server hdd.
I'd trust Seagate's website to explain their own product. If it says it's geared toward users with servers, so be it. I still think you'd be better off with the 7200.11.
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Looks like I was wrong and that the 7200.11 versions DO come in smaller sizes. The 7200.11 is basically an upgraded version of the 7200.10, and it runs cooler and quieter, not to mention a *tad* bit faster in some tests.

lhuser, what you stated isn't wrong but isn't totally what it refers to, either. It's obviously a newer version of the 7200.10, but there are some differences.

I think if Smartpart is going for a 250-320gb size, then he should opt for the 7200.11. Newer, cooler, and quieter can't hurt.
That was where my doubt was. That being said, the 7200.11 is a far better improvement and this is what to opt for.
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.11 is getting much worse reviews than the .10 for some reason.
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Problem is...the .11 is faster, yet quieter and cooler, so that has to be a factor of more problems over time I guess, but that doesn't mean it's really a crap thing.
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