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Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB HDD Review - Mainstream Helium has Arrived (Page 1)

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB HDD Review - Mainstream Helium has Arrived

Move over Desktop HDD, Barracuda is back! Today, Seagate launches its 10TB Barracuda Pro 10TB helium-filled hard drive. Here's our full review.

By Tyler Bernath on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:00 am CDT - 1 min, 28 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Seagate

Introduction

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As you can see from the title, Barracuda is back. Nearly three years have passed since Seagate rebranded their mainstream solution the "Desktop HDD" but for many, including myself, we never stopped calling it the Barracuda. I too, like many of you, back before solid state drives, ran hard drives in RAID in my gaming rig and for a guy like myself that couldn't afford pricey Raptors back in the day, ran a set of Barracuda 7200.11 750GB drives; I think those drives were the first with PMR.

The Barracuda Pro is mainstream helium. It's a high-capacity solution without the high price tag and offers high performance for gamers, creative professionals, and tech enthusiasts. As you may know, over the last five years give or take, both Seagate and WD have doubled down and really pushed the idea of workload optimized solutions. The Barracuda Pro is a compute drive meaning it is suitable for desktops, home servers, and even DAS with a solid 300TB/YR rating.

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Diving right into the specifications of this drive, we have a model number of ST10000DM0004. This follows the same numbering scheme of our Enterprise Capacity 3.5 sample that used the NM identifier. The interface is available in SATA 6Gb/s only that offers a sustained transfer rate of 220 MB/s. The cache on this drive is largest I have seen personally, at 256MB. This solution features seven heads and 14 disks with a workload rate limit of 180TB per year and an MTBF of one million hours.

Power consumption is slated to hover around 4.5 watts at idle while average load sits at 6.8 watts. The MSRP of the Barracuda Pro in the 10TB capacity comes in at $534.99 with a five-year warranty.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town in northern Ohio, technology was never around unless it was in a tractor. At the early age of nine years old, my parents brought home our very first PC and I was instantly hooked and quickly learned what it meant to format a hard drive, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95 as my parents slept. As I grew up, many things changed around me, but my love and enthusiast nature always kept my PC at my side. Eager to get deeper into technology, I started reviewing products.

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