Seagate unveils massive 10TB hard drives for your desktop Mac

“If you’re looking to greatly increase the storage capacity of your desktop computer, NAS server or surveillance recorder, Seagate’s got you covered,” Dong Ngo reports for CNET.

“The company today announced not one but three new 10TB hard drives: the [7,200RPM] Barracuda Pro, the IronWolf and SkyHawk,” Ngo reports. “These drives belong to an all-new Guadian series and are currently the highest capacity consumer-grade desktop hard drives on the market.”

“All of the new drives have the standard 3.5-inch (desktop) design and support the latest SATA 3 (6Gbps) standard,” Ngo reports. “The Barracuda Pro and the IronWolf are available now at the suggested prices of $534.99 (£406, AU$714 converted) and 469.99 (£357, AU$627), respectively. The SkyHawk will be released later this year and will cost $459.99 (£349, AU$614.)”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take:


  1. Nope – not interested! For home use I will never have another spinning hard drive. All SSD or BUST!!! Down to only 1 Drobo and 1 2TB WD slowly getting rid of all of them.

    1. Wow, no SSDs for me except inside a MacBook! I want something with more long term reliability — hot swappable RAID 5 for me. Drobo makes an ideal solution for mass storage.

  2. If you bought one of these, you would want to buy 2, specially if you intend to use it as intended to store large amounts of data, more than likely video media..

    However, unless Seagate has improved their reliability, or this drive is more reliable then other Seagate models, having a routine backup for that much data is mandatory.

    1. Have you seen the price difference between a 10TB HDD and a 10TB SSD?

      It’s all about the right tool for the job. Often, speed isn’t even a factor. If you’re setting up a home theater media server, these drives are far more than fast enough even for 4K video.

  3. I put 1TB SSD’s in my MAC mini and both my iMAC’s on top of maxing out the RAM, these ‘puters are now smokin’ fast !! They now peg the needles testing Black Magic Speed Disk software!
    10TB HDD? no way Jose!

  4. So the next iMacs will have what? A Fusion drive with 32 Gigs SSD and a 3 TB 5600 RPM disk drive? At 2x the price of a 32 GB SSD and 3TB HD bought separately? And no easy way to upgrade in the future?

    Sorry, i’m not biting.

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