I'm looking to replace a backup drive that died. I was considering a Seagate Barracuda drive (ST2000DM001) which is listed as 7200 RPM. Amazon reports a newer version of the drive (ST2000DM006), which is about the same price, but it doesn't list the RPM.
I looked up the spec sheet on the drive, and it doesn't have this information either:
Is this newer version of the drive recommended? Does anybody know what the differences are here? Why aren't they reporting the RPM?
So, I'm asking whether I should purchase the newer version of the drive or the older one. Does anyone know if there will be a performance difference?
Clarification: I'm looking for a faster and more reliable drive since I will be often be transferring large amounts of data when backing up, and I need my backup drive to be reliable. Other drive recommendations are also welcome.