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Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB HDD Review Discussion

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The Seagate BarraCuda Pro is part of the company’s new Guardian series of 10TB drives. The BarraCuda spins at 7200 RPM and a large cache to bring higher performance along with the higher capacity. The drive only uses 6.8W while in use making it one of the more efficient HDDs on the market. Users that need high capacity in their desktop, home server, or DAS can take advantage of the BarraCuda Pro’s 10TB capacity or creative professionals that need more capacity in their system. And the drive is cost-effective considering its capacity at rough $540 for 10TB or $54/TB at launch.


Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB HDD Review

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Any of the large capacity drives are going to be sealed now, it's not really an issue. But you're right, it's a sealed drive. The case pictures make that pretty clear if you know what to look for.

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Wasn't Seagate just saying somewhere that they saw no need to bring helium filled drives to their consumer product lines? :P

Ah, nevermind-- there was an update to a previous article on this. (Anandtech-- July 6, 2016... so they clearly had changed their minds already before the article was written if they had the whole product line ready to go just two weeks later!):

Update: While Seagate has yet to announce a complete roadmap to their helium drive efforts, after publishing this article I’m hearing that this may soon be changing. In which case we may finally see helium technology further diffuse into consumer, mass-market drives.

http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/barracuda-fam/barracuda-new/files/barracuda-pro-ds1901-2-1607us.pdf

Also the above PDF says 1*10E15 Nonrecoverable read errors per bits, the spec sheet in the article says 1*10E14, any idea which is correct?

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Is it known which recording technology the drives (particularly the 10 TB model) use? Is it SMR, PMR or something else altogether?

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from the BarraCuda Pro 10TB review specs:

Heads: 7

Disks: 14

Interesting drive mechanism. I've never seen this config before. :) Edited by reader50

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7 platter configuration in a standard 3.5" disk requires helium, otherwise I think you're limited to 6 platters/12 heads.

Just noticed this PDF from Seagate, "Decades of Proven Research Underpin Seagate's Helium Drive."

http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/enterprise-capacity-3-5-hdd-10tb/_shared/docs/helium-drive-launch-tp686-1-1602us.pdf

Page 3 and 4 discusses some differences between HGST and Seagate's implementations (manufacturing/materials/assembly techniques), we'll see how things perform over the long term!

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The decades thing is probably about right too. We've heard a lot of inside discussions around how hard and expensive the early tech was to make this work.

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