02-02-2009 12:03 PM - edited 02-02-2009 12:07 PM
Newegg has 2 drives that look identical. What's the difference between ST3500418AS and ST3500410AS?
Also, when are the 750GB and 1TB drives due for vendor release?
02-12-2009 02:18 PM
I had the same question, but couldn't get a satisfactory answer until I examined the datasheets for the two drives myself. Side-by-side, the drives have identical benchmarks...except for the sound (or operating noise) ratings. The differences are miniscule, so for all intents and purposes, the drives can be considered the same.
02-13-2009 05:45 AM
I would agree. They are virtually the same. I am sure there is some difference, probably having to do with what channels they've gone thru, to which vendor they were sold straight out of Seagate, etc.
02-13-2009 08:02 PM
Here is a link to the data sheets I mentioned previously. Look at Table 2, pages 6-7. The only difference is in noise produced.
03-03-2009 07:43 AM - edited 03-03-2009 07:48 AM
I bought a ST3500418AS, seagate toools and hd-tune report it as a ST3500410AS maybe it was to hard for seagate to live up to the standar they first reportet on ST3500410AS so to make it easy the relable all Hdd who didn't pass and cald this new serie ST3500418AS.
Still this is a very smoth and silent working disk, time will tell if it is reliable.