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Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB SATA III HDD Review

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   Just like its predecessor the Barracuda Pro 10TB the 12TB variant is one of the fastest SATA III hard disk drives in the market today. Also thanks to the addition of an extra plate it’s actually even faster compared to its predecessor something which we also saw when we reviewed the IronWolf and IronWolf 12TB models. Now we may not see any impressive read and write performance increases in 2018 but according to Seagate thanks to their brand new Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and Multi Actuator technologies it may not be that long before we do.

   The Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB model counts slightly just over two months in the market and so it’s still not what we’d call affordable. However although the ST12000DM0007 model currently retails for USD499.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and 550Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk) it’s still one of the fastest and highest capacity drives in the market today so at least in our book this is actually normal. Top of the charts read and write performance, massive 12TB capacity and a 5 year warranty place the Barracuda Pro 12TB right next to the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 12TB models and thus it also gets our Platinum Award.


- Build Quality (300WRL / 1 Million Hours MTBF)
- Top Of The Charts Performance (SATA)
- 256MB Cache
- 12TB's Capacity
- Temperatures / Noise Levels / Power Consumption
- Enclosure Material (Low Temperatures)
- 5 Year Limited Warranty


- Price (For Some)