Seagate Has Announced A 10TB Consumer Hard Drive For The Masses


With Samsung having announced its 4TB SATA-based SSD, Seagate too has announced the world’s first 10TB hard drive designed to help facilitate the storage needs for household users. Let us take a look at the detailed specifications and check out if the hard drive does you justice for its price tag.

Seagate BarraCuda Pro Is The World’s First Consumer-Based Hard Drive With Storage Equaling To 10TB

The Seagate BarraCuda Pro features a 3.5-inch form factor and possesses the model name ST10000DM0004. The maximum rotational speed of the mechanical hard drive is 7,200 RPM, which suggests in plain sight that the drive is not going to be marketed as a speed demon, but as a savior for those who require storage as their ‘top-most required’ reason for purchasing a hard drive.

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Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of Client and Consumer Storage at Seagate states the importance of hard drive with an abundant amount of storage:

“Consumers and organizations today face a similar challenge -- what to do about the massive deluge of data and video they confront every day. Whether it’s dominating in the latest game, producing compelling multimedia content, mining data to help create new apps and business services, helping to protect people and places around the world against new threats, and more, the Seagate Guardian Series is designed to preserve your most critical data and move it where it’s needed fast so you can make the most of it. By incorporating powerful new features and capabilities, our 10TB products also make it easier for everyone to create, consume and use data.”

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Seagate is also delivering a 5-year limited warranty, which gives the consumer a decent amount of surety that the storage peripheral has been made to last. Unfortunately, the limited warranty period might not be applicable in all regions, so you will have to double check this fact before you make your purchase.

Coming to the pricing details, Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB will be retailing for $535, which was expected given its storage count. However, if the price tag is too much for you to fathom, then the 5TB model will suit your needs greatly, and its $380 price tag will go much easier on your wallet too. To be fair, the 10TB storage model offers more space-per-dollar, but at the same time, it also depends on the user’s requirements and availability of funds.