Originally Posted by assassin
No reason to buy enterprise or AVGP drives, imo.
All drives can fail. I have now built about 15 HTPCs --- about 2/3rds with the Samsung F4 2TB and 1/3 with the WD 2TB Green.
No failures so far (knock on wood).
I wasn't suggesting buying them, just trying to anwer the OP's question. I think it's a waste of money for home use. If I was that concerned about data integrity, I'd run a Raid 1 using standard desktop drives.
Probably my most rigorous usage has been a Samsung EcoGreen and a WD Green, each 1TB, that have been running nonstop for about two years each as the expansion drives for my DirecTV DVRs. Since the DVR buffers are continuously writing, even when the DVR is turned "off", those drives are actually working 24/7 (more usage than I would ever have in a pc), and neither has hiccuped. I just bought an extra few EcoGreen drives on a Newegg special to have on hand before Seagate gets their paws on Samsung's storage unit through the impending acquisition. For the same reason, I'm going to pick up some Hitachi Coolspin 2TB drives before the WD acquisition of Hitachi's storage unit closes.