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Seagate "Raid Edition" - Any different to standard 7600.10 drives?

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Looking at new HDD´s, I came across segate´s "Raid Edition" - However, they are exactly the same price as a standard 7200.10 drives. Is there any actual difference between the two? For an example:

Link, about halfway down the page, oddly enough, under the segate section


Any Insight would be appreciated.

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Thats a pretty good Question it may be optimized in some way...However could be a selling Gimmik...However i cant say much due to that site is in spanish lol...Cant read it.
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There is an english version, yet it offers little information.. And it seems illogical as a sales gimmic if they are both the same price. Still, thanks for the opinion, any further insights are appreciated.

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Seriously ...Thos kind of things can be sales Gimmics and nothing more mate...However Seagate dont usually do this.

However I would also be interested in any info on this.
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Bit of extensive googling and playing with keywords turned up this - I think this is in relation to Western Digital´s Raid Edition drives, but the logic should be applicable:

From PlanetAMD64

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The YD model has TLER (time limited error recovery), which means in the event of a bad sector, the drive will only try to recover for 7 seconds before marking the sector bad. In RAID systems, this is desirable because for many RAID controllers, if the drive does not respond after 8 seconds, the controller assumes the drive is dead and drops the drive from the array (going into degraded mode). Thus "normal" drives have problems in hardware RAID setups when bad sectors occur. OTOH, TLER is not ideal in single drive (or RAID0) setups because in that situation, if you have a bad sector, you'll want the drive to do everything it can before giving up (which is usually on the order of 1-2 minutes).

Bottom line, for single drive and RAID0 setups, get the KS. For hardware RAID1, RAID5, RAID10, RAID50, etc... get the YD.
Hopefully useful for anyone else who has the same question, and to save some time googling.

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Oh Sweet Nice find there matey..Keep up the good work.
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