No, but lack of information is sometimes nearly as bad as the wrong information.
This is the ONLY 5900rpm drive in Seagates HDD lineup, all the rest are 7200 rpm. EDIT/
Seagate has apologized and corrected their information on their FB page, they also pointed out that this similar model is also a 5900 rpm drive too:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822178338
Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Those are the only two 5900rpm desktop hdd's currently in Seagate's desktop lineup... / END EDIT
The competition has had a 7200rpm 4 TB drive out now for a while now too...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822236407
Western Digital WD Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
So by not labelling their new 4 TB drive, Seagate knows that most consumers will automatically think it is 7200rpm because of the above factors...
Plus, Seagate's Support FB page linked above shows they are LYING to the public and claiming the drive is 7200rpm when it is in fact 5900 rpm. Either the tech who wrote it is completely ignorant and made a mistake, or is purposely trying to mislead the public into buying the drive thinking it is 7200 rpm... not cool... I actually linked the articles proving it is 7200 rpm on Seagate Support FB page but they deleted them right away...hmmmhttps://www.facebook.com/seagatesupport ... ment_reply
However, I also posted the X-bit labs article link on Seagate's "main" FB page and it is still there today as I just checked it... so mebbe commenting was "closed" on the Support page link above, but FB allowed me to post there and I saw it posted immediately after pressing the Enter key, but when hitting the refresh button in my browser on that support page after then my posts would disappear (!?) ...so something is blocking my posts on that support page or they have it set for no more comments , not sure...disturbing though...
It is not a "bad" drive, but this public deception about the drive's speed by Seagate is very bad, a black mark on them for doing this... I think I will be sticking to WD drives in the future ( for large hdd data storage, not for SSD of course ).http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/03/seagat ... latters-2/
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Seagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world’s first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a capacity of 1TB, and that there are four of them.
It’s not everyday that you can claim to that have something that’s the “world’s first”, so don’t be too hard on Seagate.
This certainly isn’t the first hard drive to have a 4TB capacity, but apparently the new 1TB per platter design significantly increases the hard drive’s performance over the competition. It consumes 35 percent less power than comparable drives on the market with 4TB capacities, and at 145MB/s, it has the highest average data rate as well.
But most importantly, the new design will also bring down costs. A hard drive in an external casing can be had for $212, while just the bare drive will cost around $190.
So instead of using 800 GB x 5 platters to reach 4 TB , they use 4 x 1 TB platters which reduces heat, noise and power consumption.
The drive costs roughly $100 less than the WD Black 4 TB 7200rpm drive, uses 35% less power, and has comparable data transfer rates... it is a winner as a NAS drive, affordable ...
Seagate should be highlighting the fact it is 5900 rpm, not try to hide it!!! It is an advantage for the 3 reasons given above...a very affordable 4 TB drive with decent performance, less noise and power consumption than competition, not to mention affordable!! Thus it amazes me that they are trying to "hide" the fact that their new 4.0 TB drive is 5900 rpm... that is a decent speed for a very large efficient affordable NAS ( data storage ) drive!!
BTW, where is the WD RED 4.0 TB drive?? They promised us this drive when they launched their RED 3.0 TB drive a while ago...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822236344
There will be a 5.0 TB RED drive by the end of this year! :http://www.techpowerup.com/176543/Weste ... -2013.html
Monday, December 3rd 2012
Western Digital WD Green and WD Red Series Get 5 TB Models in Late 2013
It will be towards the end of 2013, when Western Digital will have 5 terabyte (or 5000 GB) models of its NAS-optimized WD Red, and energy-efficient consumer-optimized WD Green lines of consumer hard drives. According to launch plans unearthed by Russian website AlwaysMoreDigital, the 5 TB WD Red (model: WD50ERFX) and 5 TB WD Green (WD50EZRX) will be launched in Q4 (in or after October 2013). A little earlier than that, the two lines will be updated with 4 TB variants, the WD40ERFX and WD40EZRX. All four drives feature 64 MB of cache, SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and are built in the 3.5-inch form-factor.
If that is true, then we can expect the 4.0 TB WD RED drive sometime in August or September this year, followed by the 5.0 TB version in or just after October this year!