Seagate’s largest consumer drive 10TB released
Solid state drives are getting mainstream today. They offer speed but not able to give affordable capacity. Solid state drives do come in large capacities as you have seen in our previous article like the Samsung 4TB 850 EVO at a price of 1,25,000 INR. For consumers who need space or capacity in hard drive Seagate has unveiled the latest and largest consumer drive the 10TB Barracuda Pro. You can store all you 4k Videos that you take on your phones and camera and your movies , photos and games. Seagate is now shipping its 10TB helium-filled hard drive in volume, and it’s hit this target without using performance-penalizing technologies like SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording)
The approx 45000 INR BarraCuda Pro is one of three new 10TB hard drives from Seagate’s new Guardian series. The other two, the 37000 INR IronWolf and 36000 INR SkyHawk, are designed for NAS systems and video surveillance, respectively.
The Pro, which is for “everyday desktop computing and storage,” spins at 7200 RPM, has a 220MB/s “sustained transfer rate” and comes with 256MB of cache. It also has a 300TB/year workload limit (in 24×7 operation) and a five-year warranty. There are non-Pro versions of the Barracuda available, which are presumably cheaper. These offer a slightly slower 210MB/s transfer rate, a 55TB/year workload limit, and a two-year warranty.
While it’s true there’s still a sizeable gap between SSDs and HDDs in cost-per-GB, that gap has been shrinking dramatically in recent years. With storage being one of the most growing and demanding products in IT industry it imperative that seagate had to release these drives. HGST has already introduced their Helium based drives last year. It will be interesting to see how solid state drives will catch up with hpardrives in the next 2 years. Currently a 1TB Hdd costs 3600 INR v/s a 1TB Ssd costing starting at 17500 INR.
CCTV and media companies can benefit most with these drives as it will help them populate their storage boxes with higher capacities. We just hop to see that these drives become more affordable for the general public who want to store large amounts of data.