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Seagate 3.5" 10TB (Helium) 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256 MB Cache Internal Bare Drive
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Product Information for Seagate 3.5" 10TB (Helium) 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256 MB Cache Internal Bare Drive

Highlights for Seagate 3.5" 10TB (Helium) 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256 MB Cache Internal Bare Drive

  • Drive Type:Internal
  • Storage Capacity:10 TB
  • Drive Interface:SATA
  • Drive Interface Standard:SATA/600

Marketing Information

Maximum Storage Capacity for Highest Rack Space Efficiency

  • 10 TB per drive for 25% more petabytes per rack
  • Industry's lowest power and weight for optimum data centre TCO
  • Forged, wrought-aluminium base and a helium sealed-drive design with uniform density and no porosity
  • Superior material and weld-width design for a more robust, hermetically sealed-drive enclosure that protects from helium leaks
  • Digital environmental sensors for measuring internal humidity, pressure and temperature, helping to ensure high reliability, performance and quality
  • Latest hermetic interconnect technology supporting higher data rate heads and higher pin counts for extreme thermal conditions
  • Proven enterprise-class reliability backed by 2.5M-hr MTBF

Best-Fit Applications

  • Hyperscale applications/cloud data centers
  • Massive scale-out data centers
  • High-capacity density RAID storage
  • Mainstream enterprise external storage arrays
  • Distributed file systems, including Hadoop and Ceph
  • Enterprise backup and restore - D2D, virtual tape
  • Centralised surveillance

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Technical Information


  • Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Additional Product Specifications


  • Drive Interface: SATA
  • Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600

Drive Performance

  • Buffer: 256 MB
  • Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200

General Information

  • Product Type: Hard Drive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: ST10000NM0016
  • Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.seagate.com
  • Manufacturer: Seagate Technology
  • Product Model: ST10000NM0016
  • Product Name: Enterprise Capacity 3.5 Hard Drives (Helium)
  • Brand Name: Seagate


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Physical Characteristics

  • Height (mm/in, max): 26.11 mm/1.028 in
  • Width (mm/in, max): 101.85 mm/4.01 in
  • Depth (mm/in, max): 147 mm/5.787 in
  • Weight (lb/g): 650 g/1.433 lb
  • Hot Pluggable: Yes
  • Drive Width: 3.5"

Power Description

Management & Protocols


Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 10 TB

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  • Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD (Helium) V6 10TB 512e SATA Hyperscale

    10PB of Data in a single 42U Rack
    • Up to 12TB per drive1 for up to 50% more petabytes per rack2
    • Robust, forged helium sealed-drive technology with drop-in PMR compatibility for easy system integration
    • Industry's lowest power and weight for optimum data center TCO
    • Field-proven, eleventh-generation technology featuring power, performance and reliability enhancements
    • Delivering high performance and high capacity for both SATA and SAS environments
    • Data-at-rest is protected with Seagate Secure® technology
    • Have confidence in data delivery with a drive that helps to ensure consistent 24✕7 performance
    • Backed by a 2.5M-hour MTBF and a 5-year limited warranty


  • 20% Better random write performance (over 8TB competitive air-based HDDs)

    Built for Speed―Exactly Where It Is Needed

    Among the industry’s best response times for a 12TB nearline drive, the Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD (Helium) helps to enable some of the fastest data transfers possible.

    Meet your storage workload requirements with an efficient data center footprint. Innovative technology advancements like PowerBalance™, PowerChoice™ and RAID Rebuild™, allow you to have the control to customize your bulk storage requirements for even greater TCO improvements.

  • Up to 50 % More petabytes per rack

    Incredibly High Capacity Paired with World-Class Reliability

    When building maximum density server and storage solutions with Seagate’s Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD (Helium), you can rest easy knowing that your storage infrastructure can scale to meet your growing capacity needs while offering consistent and predictable response rates.

    Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD (Helium) supports enterprise-class nearline workloads of 550TB/yr and is backed by a 2.5M-hour MTBF and 5-year limited warranty, helping to meet all of your bulk storage SLAs.

  • 10Grams lighter per drive(2% less weight than competitive HDD in a 10PB 42U Rack)

  • 2.5M hrs MTBF (mean time between failures)

  • 550TB/year Workload rating (10x that of desktop drives)

  • What’s in the Hard Drive?
    • Fast 12TB and 10TB nearline hard drives in a robust sealed-drive architecture
    • 550TB/yr―10× the workload rating of desktop drives
    • Proven technology backed by highest field reliability ratings and the industry’s best MTBF at 2.5M hours
    • Choose 6Gb/s SATA or 12Gb/s SAS interface for drop-in system integration
    • Excellent IOPS/TB storage for unstructured data
    • Up to 21% improvement in IOPS/watt over similar 12TB HDDs on the market
    • 0.5 watts less power than other drives―approximately a 6% savings for a 10PB solution
    • 10 grams lighter per drive―approximately a 2% weight reduction in a 10PB rack-based solution


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Sustained Data Rate OD249MB/s
OptionsHyperscale 512e
  1. 1 Seagate recommends validating your configuration with your HBA/RAID controller manufacturer to help ensure full capacity capabilities.
  2. 2 Compared to 8TB product in a 4rack.
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