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I have WD my book drives that are about 5 years old and work fine. The desktop equivalent will have less surfaces, thus less parts to fail, and fail they do!Please explain further. For spinner "desktop" hard drives that most people buy, my experience is that it's either a bad batch or the luck of the draw whether a drive is more reliable or So take it for what it's worth.

No matter the maker, no matter the size no matter the capacity. Backup now & backup often.It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. End of story.Click to expand... Unfortunately, larger platters take more power to spin, and have greater inertia.

2.5 Vs 3.5 Hdd Performance

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. A couple of years ago, Google did a massive study on hard drives. Since the concern in the question seems to be focused around reliability, your best bet is to go to specific manufacturer data. This also means they cost more.

You'll note that on average external drives generate more vibration. My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer M802 OS Win 7 & 10 x64 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GH Motherboard MB.SCQ07.002 MB Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Difference Between Desktop And Portable External Hard Drive In reply to StIves • 11 months ago Thanks all for your input!

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T. I also have a few external enclosuresequipped with the same described Internal Hard Drives inside. Laptops that sit on a desk and do not move, are no less failure prone than desktop hard drives, in my opinion. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2780349/external-hard-disk-speed.html Rock on, Greg share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply js81, Feb 5, 2013 js81 macrumors 65816 Joined: Dec 31, 2008 Location: KY #19

We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. 2.5 Vs 3.5 Hdd For Desktop Related Resources What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with an enclosure? My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number HP, Dell, Gateway, Toshiba - 4 laptops and 2 desktops OS Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8 CPU from 1.6GHz Duo to i7 Monitor(s) Less stress, less power consumption.

2.5 Vs 3.5 External Hard Drive Reliability

No matter the maker, no matter the size no matter the capacity. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/3-5-external-hdd-vs-2-5-external-hdd.172192/ Open the case and found it was a seagate, the very one apple has recalled for replacement. 2.5 Vs 3.5 Hdd Performance For every "I love XXXX drive" story you see you are going to see a "I hate XXXX drive" story. Difference Between 2.5 And 3.5 External Hard Drive I'm guessing the 2.5" runs cooler and may benefit from a longer life?

As you have observed, portable drives are smaller and are usually powered directly off the USB port to which they are connected. I can say (knock on wood) that I have never had a PC drive fail in use but I have never bought a pre-enclosed drive for my PC's, only bare drives Another advantage is If my computer HD goes out, I can take the Spinpoints out of the enclosure and install it in the computer in 5 minutes. This allows the head to float closer than ever to the surface below. 2.5 Vs 3.5 Hdd Server

Too Many Requests.Too many requests from this IP (181.214.213.60).Please email [email protected] if you believe this is an error. They know this. While each HDD (if you take it apart) seems ultra-precise, there's a real difference when looking at their tolerances on a microscopic scale.4- Cheaper engineering. Plus, you can get enterprise class drives in 3,5".

Get the answer Dragos ManeaSep 28, 2015, 12:28 PM Karnivore said: The difference is negligible between the two. Portable Vs Desktop External Hard Drive As performance improves on 2.5" drives, more of them are used for such purposes, because they are smaller and thus easier to transport. Back to top #8 Guest_Keatah_* Guest_Keatah_* Guests Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:24 AM 2 more articles written-4-the-layman:http://www.lostcircu...&id=9&Itemid=46http://www.lostcircu...=1&limitstart=4 Back to top #9 OFFLINE Alan_B Alan_B Super Hero Members 4,295 posts Gender:Male

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I question their long term reliability if left running for long periods in warm ambient temps. http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/expansion-hard-drive/ http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/standard/expansion-portable/#features Ron Zamir's gear list:Ron Zamir's gear list Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 Olympus E-1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Reply to thread Reply with quote Complain Vikas Rana • Contributing Member The enclosures to me are more like desktops. External Hard Drive With Power Supply Vs Without Power Supply I've never read any articles in mainstream tech journals saying not to use 3.5 externals.

But the industry isn't interested in that anymore, too much extra parts required. They run off USB power and are not much larger than your wallet. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. And thats the end of the story I was talking about...

That's correct. For every "I love XXXX drive" story you see you are going to see a "I hate XXXX drive" story. Click, click no spin up. Another advantage is If my computer HD goes out, I can take the Spinpoints out of the enclosure and install it in the computer in 5 minutes.

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Panch0, Feb 5, 2013 Panch0 macrumors 6502a Joined: Feb 23, 2010 Location: Virginia #16 No significant difference in the enclosures you buy yourself have better heat dissipation, come apart easily and usually work out cheaper than the off-the-shelf, moulded, sealed units. In the past, companies (Connor did the most experimentation here) have tried building drives with heads that swung in multiple directions at different times, each one moving independantly. That, and number of heads.

You just plug them into a USB slot and go. Apple is fast becoming just another over hyped machine, this will not be in the companies best interest for the future. Sub-standard tolerances place too much wear and tear on the mechanicals. I am now ready for bed, but will use your links tomorrow.

They often come with a separate, independent power supply. 2.5" is also the size of internal hard drives of notebooks, while 3.5" ones fit internally in desktops. I'm guessing the 2.5" runs cooler and may benefit from a longer life?Click to expand... As far as I know, Samsung doesn't offer any. Put the drive in a working Seagate enclosure and then it worked.

I notice desktop external HDD cost more. I'll give you a few more. 1) 2.5 inch external drives use only 1 cable for usb & power. 3.5 use 2 cables. 2) 2.5 is smaller, so it looks better Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion No, create an account now.

For example, I don't think I'd buy certain sizes of Western Digital Green drives even though the same size in a WD Black is more than acceptable to me.