Difference between Enterrprise and Consumer drives

Im curious as to the difference between the Enterprise and Consumer level drives with regards to like the 1tb 7200 drives.  Do the Enterprise level drives have better, different bearings, motors, etc?  Or is this mainly error recovery etc that are of more interest to a business?

Hi, check the link below.


Thanks for the reply and help.  Based on this I assume there are no mechanical/material differences at all, just firmware.

Hi yes it actually does not mention if they are made better or not. I know for example the Raptors series are made better. One would think a drive made to with stand the extra pressures of a raid environment would be made better. But only someone from WD would know for sure. Send them a email

I’ll do that and report back if I hear anything.  Thanks!