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This one is: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=101259

$103

this is one is:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10005796

$137

What is the difference between the 2?
     
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The WD RE drive in an enterprise drive, which means for business use.

Built for more reliability.
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One has 5 year warranty and the other 3 year...cant see much more thats different. Packaging? One says bare drive and other one says bulk.
    
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the second is mroe reliable and tends to run cooler for hot server environments... the first one is fine for most people
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Thanks for the help guys I barley keep anything electronic for over a year if that.
     
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WD5000YS is NOT recommend for use as single drive by default. You might want to turn off TLER in firmware if you want to use as single drive.

The main difference between those two HDD is TLER feature (only available on the RE serials), or time limited error recovery.

TLER is a feature first introduced by Western Digital that reduces drive fallout by improving upon the communication coordination between the RAID controller and drive in handling drive errors.

The bottom line is that WD5000YS is designed for server or I should say Raid array applications.
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