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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    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Instead of a broad rebranding effort I think what Seagate really needs to do is do a thorough product quality improvement program and let consumers know that Seagate now stands for rock solid reliability, not just stupid-sounding product names.

      • Blytz
      • 4 years ago

      Agreed, Seagate are shit blah blah blah, backblaze data blah blah blah

      The 5 year warranty helps though.

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Is Seagate selling toys now? These new product names remind me of 80’s cartoons.

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Would be nice to have a bigger hard drive, something like 4TB or so. But is it just me or haven’t hard drive prices been dropping like they used to back before we got stuck with today’s multi-TB capacities? Will these new drives push the lower capacity models’ prices down? Or will the top models just keep getting more and more expensive as they come out?

    • albundy
    • 4 years ago

    hah, FireCuda, because you’ll get burned.

    Also, why is the 10TB $500, but the 8TB is $200?

      • Blytz
      • 4 years ago

      From that range the 8 is $200 ?

      Or are you meaning their current SMR archive drives.

        • albundy
        • 4 years ago

        cr@p! didnt realize that the 10TB was helium. no wonder then. at least is like half price of the hitachi 10TB He drive.

    • Rageypoo
    • 4 years ago

    I would encourage anyone looking at storage to disregard this company, I trusted it with my information and the drive died a little after 2 years. They reduced their warranty for a reason.

      • bthylafh
      • 4 years ago

      That’s why you keep backups, noob.

      • Gippy
      • 4 years ago

      Seagate has had their share of bad drive models but their 4 platter 4TB Barracuda LP has been a champ.

    • Captain Ned
    • 4 years ago

    Where’s the HemiCuda??

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 4 years ago

      Oh man! That was one beauty of a beast!

    • tipoo
    • 4 years ago

    The FireCuda (Someone likes AMD and Nvidia together?) has an 8GB NAND cache (it’s not a solid state drive through and through like this article says, unless a “hybrid” is missing in there between solid state and hard drive). I’m surprised that so many years after the Momentus XT, more drives don’t do that, it really feels substantially different from standard drives.

    But for 10TB of crap stored, 8GB cache sounds even smaller than it already was.

    • AnotherReader
    • 4 years ago

    AnandTech has a [url=http://www.anandtech.com/show/10497/seagate-barracuda-pro-10tb-helium-hdd-capsule-review<]capsule review[/url<] up. They find that write bandwidth can be sustained in the [url=http://images.anandtech.com/doci/10497/perf-cons.png<]200-235 MB/s range[/url<].

      • smilingcrow
      • 4 years ago

      When you consider that some low end TLC SSDs (BX200) are managing less than 80MBs sustained writes that is quite funny.

      • Waco
      • 4 years ago

      For the first 5 TB of the drive, sure. Then it drops down to 110 MB/s or so at the inside edges of the platters.

        • AnotherReader
        • 4 years ago

        Of course, that has always been the case with HDDs.

          • Waco
          • 4 years ago

          I guess we have a different metric for “sustained” performance then. 🙂

        • smilingcrow
        • 4 years ago

        Still a lot faster than a BX200.

    • Growler
    • 4 years ago

    Oooh! BarraCuda!

      • Terra_Nocuus
      • 4 years ago

      Bless you

        • MOSFET
        • 4 years ago

        and the Wilson sisters! (especially Ann with the Robert Plant pipes)

    • DPete27
    • 4 years ago

    That product naming is horribly confusing. I’m not sure how any of that brings a hint of clarity to the customer.

      • Waco
      • 4 years ago

      I don’t understand how these things make it through various review teams. The naming is sophomoric and confusing, and the marketing buzzwords are in full force. I mean…read this crap:

      BarraCuda
      PC & Gaming – HDD:
      Fast. Versatile. Durable. The Fiercest Hard Drive You’ve Ever Met.

      The fiercest HDD I’ve ever met? Ugh.

      • cynan
      • 4 years ago

      Iknowright? What happened to IronCuda or SkyCuda for their surveillance and NAS offerings? It’s not as if FireCuda really makes all that much sense to begin with.

      Way to raise the obfuscation Barra. Cuda their new naming scheme be any less clear?

        • cmrcmk
        • 4 years ago

        I think they’re trying to take advantage of the Pokemon Go craze by using names that sound like they’d fit in a children’s action cartoon.

          • jihadjoe
          • 4 years ago

          In that case I motion that the ST3000DM001 be renamed “Ratata”

          Edit: Or RataCuda, if that’s more their thing.

      • the
      • 4 years ago

      I guess the guy who was responsible for model naming at Intel got a new job then.

    • bthylafh
    • 4 years ago

    Did you *really* need to BiCapitalize your product name?

      • Wirko
      • 4 years ago

      Green Cuda, with a spiral-shaped logo?

      • DrCR
      • 4 years ago

      They did it because TheyCuda.

        • ThatStupidCat
        • 4 years ago

        iWuda if iCuda

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