Seagate BarraCuda Pro hard drives bring 10TB to the masses

SSDs are all the rage in storage nowadays, but hard drives are still the winners for storing large amounts of data cost-effectively. Seagate is taking the 10TB hard drive to consumers today with its BarraCuda Pro series of drives, part of a broad rebranding effort that brings some clarity to the company's product lines.

The BarraCuda Pro 10TB is a 7200-RPM SATA drive with a 256-MB cache. Seagate claims this drive can perform sustained transfers as fast as 220 MB/s. BarraCuda Pro drives will be available in 6TB and 8TB flavors, as well, and they'll all carry five-year warranties. The 10TB drive will retail for $535, according to Anandtech.

On top of the Barracuda and Barracuda Pro drives, Seagate's "Guardian Series" consumer hard drive lineup now includes "FireCuda," "IronWolf," and "SkyHawk" models. FireCuda drives are solid-state hard drives in 2.5" and 3.5" form factors. IronWolf drives feature some NAS-specific optimizations, and SkyHawk drives are targeted at surveillance systems. These drives should be on store shelves soon.

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