Seagate eyes the consumer market by launching BarraCuda SATA SSD, which primarily was only available for the enterprise market. This is a clear signal by the company that they want to step into the much lucrative but highly competitive market.
The components opted by the company for their BarraCuda SSD clearly signals that their newly launched drives rival Crucial MX500 line and WD Blue range SSDs. Seagate BarraCuda SSD will be available for the PCs and Macs.
All new Seagate BarraCuda SATA SSD are available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB storage variants. While, the 2 TB variant of the same is expected to be available till the end of the year.
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All the storage variants of BarraCuda SSD will be coming with 5 years of warranty and with a MTBF of 1.8 million hours.
Seagate BarraCuda SATA SSDs Specifications
These are the BarraCuda SSD specs –
- Form-Factor, Interface – 6 Gbps SATA, 2.5″.
- Sequential Read – up to 540 MB/s.
- Sequential Write – up to 520 MB/s.
- Random Read IOPS – up to 90k IOPS.
- Random Write IOPS – N/A.
As for now, DRAM Buffer, Write Endurance, Controller, NAND Flash etc., remain unspecified.
|Storage Variants||Prices||Indian Store Discount Links||Global Store Discount Links|
|250 GB||$74.99 (5,000 INR approx.)||Buy from Amazon.in||Buy from Amazon.com|
|500 GB||$119.99 (8,000 INR approx.)||Buy from Amazon.in||Buy from Amazon.com|
|1 TB||$229.99 (15,500 INR approx.)||Buy from Amazon.in||Buy from Amazon.com|
|2 TB||N/A||Buy from Amazon.in||Buy from Amazon.com|
Seagate is renowned name in the industry. The company is cautiously trying to reenter the consumer market by launching BarraCuda SATA SSD, but the newly launched drives are available in the limited quantities initially and that too on Amazon Prime only.
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