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Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 10TB Helium ST10000NM HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 9, 2016 3:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Seagate

Power Consumption


Our custom power testing samples each drive for a period of three minutes, across each workload. In order to offer more granularity, we sample the power in one-second intervals.





Diving back to power consumption, the Enterprise Capacity 10TB impresses even more as you can see in random workloads we ran just above 5.5 watts then transitioning into sequential we had a small spot where it appears the drive filled its cache. Peak consumption reaches a hair over seven watts in testing.



Final Thoughts


If I am honest, I am very impressed with this 10TB solution from Seagate. I never expected these drives to be as lightweight as they are nor did I expect such a drastic design change. Build quality seems to be top tier with these as the entire process in which they use to seal these drives starts with what appears to be a machined aluminum enclosure over the old molded design.


Performance too is quite amazing; I do not think I have ever seen a platter drive go over 200 MB/s and the Seagate Enterprise Capacity does it with ease, repeatedly. Starting with ATTO, I had read performance right up to the specifications limits of 254 MB/s while moving into 4K read and write the 10TB scaled quite well to a peak of 625 IOPs.


Sequential performance with IOMeter reached a comfortable 230 MB/s read and write, and when I swapped over to legacy benchmarks, we found more of the same. Power consumption, as seen above, is 25% lower than the 8TB Red in random and 15% lower than the Archive 8TB while sequential had the Red and Enterprise Capacity 10TB using near 7 watts.


In closing, the Enterprise Capacity 10TB is an amazing benchmark in the storage industry, as Seagate has proven the reliability and performance gains that come with helium.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features95%
Bundle and PackagingN/A
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating94%

The Bottom Line: When it comes to productivity, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10TB hard drive has it all - Capacity, Performance, and a 2.5 Million hour MTBF!

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