Seagate Halts Barracuda Pro HDDs: A Replacement Is Coming

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Seagate Halts Barracuda Pro HDDs: A Replacement Is Coming

Seagate has discontinued its Barracuda Pro family of high-end hard drives for desktops. But a replacement is coming, according to Seagate. 

“Never, fear — we are in the middle of a little shuffle on that drive, but I’ll let you know when we are ready to talk about the replacement model,” a spokesman for Seagate said. “Stay tuned!”

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Seagate says that it will replace its Barracuda Pro family sometime in the future and will therefore continue to address the market of high-performance desktops and workstations with its HDDs. Unfortunately, it is hard to say what exactly Seagate intends to offer. The company could certainly offer hybrid drives that use both rotating media and NAND flash, but such HDDs have never become popular. Also, Seagate could offer HDDs based on heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology that will be cheaper to make due to lower number of platters. 

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