This is where Scott Adams's "Which is more likely" principle is useful. We just frame the question, thus:
Drive manufacturer A can sell almost equally as many drives made this way as that way, but "that way" costs more development time and might make it come out a little slower in benchmarks. Some purchase decisions depend on claiming it's made "that way". The manufacturer can make it "that way" or just say it is, but not. Which is more likely?