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    seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    I'm wondering if it is possible to use seagate es drives on normal desktops for gaming and general use, or are they just for servers?

    thanks

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    The SATA version will work in desktops fine
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    But I read somewhere, for desktops they are not worth the extra cost...

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Oh really?

    What about the firmware thing, they are orientated towards servers arent they, what if it doesnt work?

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    But I read somewhere, for desktops they are not worth the extra cost...
    That depends on what you pay for them and what you use them for.
    'worth it' is relative


    Quote Originally Posted by looney View Post
    Oh really?

    What about the firmware thing, they are orientated towards servers arent they, what if it doesnt work?
    The firmware is at the drive level. There is no question about it 'working'
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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Theres a Seagate ST3250310NS 250GB Hard Drive 7200rpm SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM for sale at £48.

    Should I go for it?

    If you say it will work on a desktop environment, (which you seem confident on ) then would be worth it?


    Thanks a lot for the help

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    what is the benefit of such a drive to you?

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ommid View Post
    what is the benefit of such a drive to you?
    erm thats sort of what i want to know, it was recommended by people on another forum and scored some tasty results on a test.

    and considering the hard drive i want for my build is only like a few quid cheaper, i thought i might aswell go for this one as it has a higher cache and is much faster which will improve system performance.

    my only concern was that its a server orientated drive and whether it would work as a main drive on a desktop rig.

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    500 GB Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £43.99 £51.69

    Why not get a drive double in size for 4 quids extra.

    Server drives work fine on a desktop, may be 1~2% slower than desktop drive in single-user usage, you're not gonna notice it.
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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    dont need the space, i barely use 80gb, so im looking for performance over size really, minimum 250gb

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Get the 320gb single platter drives then... they have the best performance for SATA 2, 7200rpm drives at the moment...

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Get the 320gb single platter drives then... they have the best performance for SATA 2, 7200rpm drives at the moment...
    any links? not sure of any :unsure:

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    thats really good, i think its more thhen the es.2 drive.

    is that your own drive?

    is it this one: BARRACUDA 7200.11 320GB 16MB - SATA/300 8.5MS 7200RPM IN - Ebuyer

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by looney View Post
    thats really good, i think its more thhen the es.2 drive.

    is that your own drive?
    Unfortunately, its not

    Quote Originally Posted by looney View Post
    That's the one
    Its the ST3320613AS

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    Re: seagate es.2 hdd for desktops?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Unfortunately, its not


    That's the one
    Its the ST3320613AS
    lol, cheers mate, this one looks good

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