This is really good news. I have given up finding 5400 RPM drives at 3.5 size. I don't mind waiting an extra second for the lower heat dissipation and lower electrical bill. It's good for all the other components too, since there's less interior heat. I wish they had not stopped making 5400 RPM drives, but these 5900 RPMs should do just fine. I'm sure Seagate chose that number for a good reason, as it made the most sense in terms of the compromise between power and performance. Going to 6000 because it's on a thousand boundary thankfully didn't matter to much to the engineers.
After Seagate got away with its bad firmware & "Super Clicky" post-recovery/post-unbricking of Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB firmware, NEVER AGAIN.
I'm just surprised and disappointed at the same time that websites like Tomshardware continues to praise Seagate and refuses to publish articles about how those post-unbricking ST31000340AS performance compares with that of early release with bad firmware.
I will never buy a seagate again. There crappy 5900 crashed as a back up at a very critical and I lost 3 years of professional photographer imagery. Never....not even once did I get a letter with them telling they are having a problem with their hardrives.......I am a heart breath away from being out of business because that damn drive.......jeez would it have hurt them to send a simple letter say hey we are having problems beware....