Document Center Vs Record Center - SharePoint 2010

This is not a new discussion, there are lot of links talking about differences between Document Center and Record Center.

Let me summarize what you may get going through most of the sites:

Document Center: This is meant for Document Collaboration and mostly for Live Documents. Basically is like your File Server , except that you have searching and indexing capabilities.

E.g., If a team is working on a project, and there will be lot of documents which all team members will be Creating / Reading / Updating / Organizing. DC suites this purpose.

Record Center: This is meant for Document Retention and mostly for Read-Only documents.

E.g., Once the project is completed all the documents will be saved and secured for further references. These documents are not meant to be modified. RC suites for this purpose.