Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Review

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Review

BarraCuda Pro is one of the hard drives from Seagate Guardian series. Seagate characterizes these drives with three words – Versatile, Fast, Dependable. This hard drive features massive 10TB of capacity, making it one of the highest capacity hard drives out there. Not only the capacity is remarkable, but the performance of this drive is also great – 220 MB/s and it uses only 6.8 Watts of power. BarraCuda Pro is also very durable. Seagate claims that this drive can handle a workload of 300TB per year and 24/7 usage. That’s impressive, most of the users don’t come any near to those numbers. Another bonus is a 5-year limited warranty. Want to see other great hard drives? Check out our Best hard drive article.

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Specifications

Model NumberST10000DM0004
InterfaceSATA 6 Gbps
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s)6.0/3.0/1.5
Operating Mode, Typical (W)6.8
Cache, Multisegmented (MB)256
Warranty5 years
Maximum sustained transfer rate220MB/s
Physical Parameters14.7 x 10.19 x 2.61 cm; 650 g
Rated Workload300 TB/year
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Performance and storage capacity

A capacity of 10TB will be enough for 99% of users. To be honest, I can’t even fill my 2TB. Now you should consider if you really need so much space.

We tested this drive by transferring 10GBs of data. In result, we got 231MB/s when reading and 219MB/s when writing. SSD rated the drive at 243MBps reading and 229MBps writing. This is very fast for HDD not to say more. This drive has 14 platters and 7 read-write heads combined with 7’200rpm and 256MB cache makes this hard drive very high-end product.

As you can see from the graph, Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB is showing excellent file transfer times. If SSD reads 10GBs of data in 32 seconds, then Barracuda Pro does it in 41 s, now that’s impressive. Take a look at older Seagate products – Barracuda LP, difference between drives is huge.

Conclusion

This is a great hard drive for those who have tons and tons of data like movies and photos. It’s also surprisingly fast, transfers information in no time. But with all of those top end specs also comes the price, you can’t call this HDD cheap. You can get a 1TB/2TB SSD for the same price, but yeah, capacity won’t be even near to Seagate’s 10TB.
This hard drive might be the right choice for workstations and those who work with media or CAD software and requires a lot of space.

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