Updated 2023 : Now the ST4000VN008 has completely been phased out and is not available in channel in UAE
TL; DR: ST4000VN006 is the newer model with higher cache, higher transfer rate and lower RPM. Both the drives are CMR.
What has changed under the hood of ST4000VN006
For one, the number of platters. The new drive (ST4000VN006) is lighter and thinner, which means it has a smaller number of platters.
What has changed in the specifications
- With a maximum transfer rate of 202 MB/s, the ST4000VN006 is faster than the 180 MB/s of the ST4000VN008.
- A larger cache of 256MB in the ST4000VN006 , compared to 64MB of the ST4000VN008
- A lower spindle speed of 5400RPM in the ST4000VN006 , compared to 5900 RPM of the ST4000VN008
What has remained the same
Everything else has remained the same. These are the same air-filled CMR drives with a 3-year limited warranty and 3-year Data Rescue.
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