It is always a race for who can deliver the first hard drive with a higher capacity to the Hardware.Info test lab. This time it is Seagate to win it and they do it with style. The Barracuda Pro 12TB is not only the biggest, but also the fastest hard drive that we have ever tested. More good news? It is efficient as well!
Should we all forget about the SSD and go back to the old-fashioned ways of installing the operating system on a hard disk. Certainly not. It is good to see that there is still room for improvement in mechanical storage, but especially when working with small files an SSD remains tens to hundreds times faster. Important examples of tasks where this happens is when booting Windows and when opening programs; these are the moments when you can really see the difference between a traditional HDD and an SSD.
However, considering the low price per gigabyte a hard drive remains the best option for those that want to store a lot of data. Because of its big capacity the Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB is fairly expensive, but when we calculate the price per GB it is not all that bad. Aside from that we see the long warranty and free data rescue-service as serious advantages.
All in all we are very enthusiastic about the new Seagate top model which is why it receives an Ultimate Product award. If you are looking for a monstrous amount of storage in a single 3.5" drive, look no further than the Barracuda Pro 12TB.