Seagate Unveils 10TB Consumer Drive

PaulRubens - July 19, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Seagate Unveils 10TB Consumer Drive

The BarraCuda Pro 10TB drive is part of a new line aimed at the consumer, business, and surveillance markets.

(CCM) — Seagate is making a grab for the consumer mass data storage market with the launch of the BarraCuda Pro high-capacity hard drive. The BarraCuda Pro is priced at $525 and offers a huge 10 TB capacity and 220 MB/s sustained transfer rate, which the company claims makes it the fastest and highest capacity drive of its class on the market. The drive is the latest to make use of a helium gas filing that allows internal magnetic storage platters to spin more easily. As a result, the drive draws just 6.8 watts of power, making it one of the most energy efficient 3.5-inch drives on the market. The BarraCuda Pro is equipped with a 256 MB cache, is rated for workloads of up to 300 TB/year, and has a five-year limited warranty.

The BarraCuda Pro consumer drive is part of a range of new 10TB drives launched by Seagate, called the Guardian Series, which includes the IronWolf, targeted at the business network attached storage (NAS) market, and the SkyHawk, aimed at the video surveillance market. Seagate dropped the Barracuda brand three years ago in favor of the Desktop Hard Drive brand, but the company appears to have resurrected it today with a slight change of spelling.

Photo: © Seagate.
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