Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB Announced For $535
Seagate announced their latest addition to the Seagate BarraCuda Pro hard drive family by introducing their first 10TB SATA based HDD for consumer use. Solid State drives might be the go to choice these days when it comes to performance, especially due to their ever dropping prices, but when it comes to large data storage, HDDs still rule the market because of their cost effectiveness.
The BarraCude Pro 10TB is a 7200RPM SATA based internal drive with a 256MB storage cache. According to Seagate, it is capable of sustained transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s through SATA 6Gbps interface.
Designed for constant 24/7 usage unlike the traditional hard drives, the Seagate BarraCuda Pro carries a workload rating of 300TB/year. This drive will cost a whopping $535 and comes with a 5-year warranty.
As part of Seagate’s broad rebranding effort, this latest BarraCuda Pro will also be available in 6TB and 8TB storage. The prices of these smaller sized hard drives are still unknown but they will also carry a 5-year warranty which is pretty much a standard now for Seagate. They will all be available in the 2.5” and 3.5” form factor for easy installation into all sorts of systems.
The 10TB models are also equipped with the latest Helium technology to ensure a lighter weight drive and also more storage density which ensured such a huge storage capacity while maintaining the same standard drive size.
On top of the Barracuda and Barracuda Pro drives, Seagate’s “Guardian Series” consumer hard drive lineup now includes “FireCuda,” “IronWolf,” and “SkyHawk” models. FireCuda drives are solid-state hard drives in 2.5″ and 3.5″ form factors. IronWolf drives feature some NAS-specific optimizations, and SkyHawk drives are targeted at surveillance systems. These drives should be on store shelves soon.
Are you considering picking one of these upcoming hard drives any time soon for your storage needs?