How is this a first to market 6TB drive? I bought several Seagate 6TB drives months ago.
It's a first to market 6TB drive *based on a five-platter design*. Seagate's 6TB drives are based on a six-platter design.
There's a lot more to HDD performance than storage size. There are a ton of factors that affect performance that you need to look at when looking at HDDs.
it would be nice if they would just double stack the form factor I mean whats two drive bays compared to a single 12TB drive.
Well in that case, for the same price the Seagate drive completely beats the new WD drive in everything but power use and heat. Plus has a longer warranty.