I'm looking for a DURABLE AND RELIABLE hard drive for a NAS and I've come to these bad boys.
Advantages of the Pro over the regular:
7200 RPM vs 5400 RPM;
RAFF technology for better vibration protection;
slightly better failure rate;
128 MB cache vs 64 MB.
Advantages of the regular over the Pro:
larger temperature operating range: 0-65°C vs 5-60°C (seriously?!);
since it doesn't have RAFF technology and spins at a lower speed it produces less heat.
And this is what drives me nut, on the long run, keeping it on 24/7, will the less heat generated by the Red make it more durable and reliable compared to the Red Pro? I will operate it in a 2 drives rack, so vibrations and performance is not a problem, I can sacrifice all for durability and reliability. Price is not a problem too. I fear heat though... Whoever has experience in this field is welcome, for your knowledge, which one will last longer without failing?