View Full Version : Difference between ST3500410AS & ST3500418AS
03-12-09, 11:24 AM
Does anyone know what the difference is between the two Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB hard drives? Both the ST3500410AS & ST3500418AS seem to have the same specs on Seagate's website :-/
03-12-09, 11:51 AM
Quoted from the Xtreme CPU site...
ST3500410AS vs ST3500418AS
We wanted to make a note about 7200.12 model numbers, since this has generated quite a bit of confusion in our forums and other enthusiast forums. We found it strange that after having the 410AS model out for around a month Seagate also released the 418AS model with nearly identical specifications (the only real difference being acoustic performance). We contacted Seagate many times about this, and the following is the most up-to-date information we can provide you with.
The 410AS model adheres to industry standard "low halogen" specs and thus is more environmentally friendly than 418AS. The 410AS model also produces less noise than the 418AS model. That's about all we know, and to date Seagate has done little to distinguish these models from each other in their marketing material, which is odd.
03-12-09, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the info. I guess some information on the drives is better than none at all. Way to be retarded Seagate :screwy:
06-06-09, 06:57 AM
That's very odd. Why would they make two models pretty much identical? I have the 410 model and it is quiet, but I really don't see a point in making a drive that is "less environmental friendly". Come on seagate you know better.
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