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|02-21-2013 08:14 AM|
Windows 8 reference on box means NOT 7200 rpm is WRONG !
ProblyShdntHave, Yep your picture of label is exactly same as mine.
PN: 1DXAP4-500 4TB
Thanks for taking the time to do this. Shows that because you read someone stating that 'Windows 8 reference on box means NOT 7200 rpm' is WRONG.
|02-21-2013 12:34 AM|
I purchased this drive from the recent newegg deal for $161 w/FS. I received it today and noticed the Windows 8 logo on the box. Upon cracking it open, I was delighted to find the Barracuda XT ST4000DX000 7200RPM drive.
Review/First impressions here:
I purchased this on 2/16/2013. Using Seagate's Warranty checker:
The bare drive shows out of warranty 15-DEC-2015
The enclosed drive shows out of warranty 15-MAR-2015
Interesting the bare drive seems like it got the full 3 year warranty my guess is the bare drives were manufactured and date of build started 3 year warranty, and they hung around until they were put into enclosures at which point the warranty for the enclosure was set to 2 years+ 2-3 months. Anyhow, I haven't turned it on yet but I'm planning on leaving the front cover off as pictured. Hope this helps confirm that even the Windows 8 logos have the XT's in some - (maybe all) of them.
|02-20-2013 04:44 PM|
Here is the info from sticker on the black ventilated enclosure:
PN: 1DXAP4-500 4TB
I called Seagate. First told they do not know!. Then one guy said his manager looked up in some 'special database' and said it is 7200, and that all newer STCA4000100 have 7200 rpm. So that contradicts what I have seen written that newer units have 5900 or 5400 rpm? I evenr had the Seagate agent email me 7200 rpm in writing, but do not have any confidence without actually opening the enclosure, lookin at disk, and testing.
Here is a redacted copy of email from Seagate:
Thank you for contacting Seagate Support.
This is to confirm that I told you that the RPM of our new drives are 7200 and will however run at the speed of the fastest device of your computer.
Your drive Serial number is :NA5Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
For additional assistance, feel free to contact us at: http://www.seagate.com/about/cont...l-support/
If true, this would CONTRADICT the statement that "boxes referencing Windows 8 is NOT 7200 rpm". Can anyone confirm whether PN: 1DXAP4-500 4TB, Model SRD0SD0 is 7200?
Will Seagate downloadable software, or any other software confirm, 7200? I don't want to crack the enclosure just to test, in case I want to return it.
In today's world you would think spending over a $100 on a product entitles you to a material specification like rpm. It should be stamped right on the enclosure's label !!
|02-20-2013 09:18 AM|
|Rainjet||Are there any safe ebay resellers for the $25 off coupons right now?|
|02-20-2013 09:08 AM|
|botorious||just got the drive sorry for basic question but for mac osx out of box says it works with both windows and mac but if your only going to use with mac should this be reformatted to something else? Thanks for the help. Comes loaded with almost a 1gig of videos and software preloaded.|
|02-17-2013 09:44 PM|
|davidbix||I thought Seagate stopped making "green" 3.5" drives. I would think whatever is inside is either an enterprise drive marked down or a regular 7200 RPM Barracuda that isn't being sold as an internal drive yet.|
|02-17-2013 09:34 PM|
Wow! Excellent info in your post. It almost seems that this drive would work better as an internal drive rather than an external, and that is exactly what I needed to know.
I already have more than enough external drives and I also have some enclosures that have power fans and keep the installed exterior HD cool as a cucumber.
Thanks times a million. Your post was incredibly helpful!
|02-17-2013 08:48 PM|
Anyways, after doing a few transfer tests and making sure the drive worked ok, I pulled it out and placed it in my htpc/gaming pc... After putting it in my htpc, it runs nice and cool ~40C even during large transfers.
|02-17-2013 08:31 PM|
It appears to be quite the good deal! And I like the idea of a 4TB drive rather than two 2TB drives! Less power right?
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|02-17-2013 06:45 PM|
|zeroxray||if someone has a spare coupon, can you please PM me? This would be perfect as a internal drive for my new build. thanks.|
|02-17-2013 05:59 PM|
Can this truly be taken apart and used as an internal drive? And, is it truly one 4tb drive on the inside or is it two 2 tb drives on the inside?
|02-17-2013 05:49 PM|
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