Seagate launches their Barracuda lineup of SATA SSDs

Seagate launches their Barracuda lineup of SATA SSDs

Seagate launches their Barracuda lineup of SATA SSDs

Seagate has entered the SSD market with a new range of Barracuda series solid state drives, offering capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. These drives will allow Seagate to become more than just a Hard Disk Drive company, allowing them to access all segments of the storage market from full-on solid-state storage to traditional mechanical an hybrid storage solutions. 

In recent years Seagate has worked to create faster mechanical storage drives with increased capacities, with their MACK.2 Multi-Actuator technology allowing hard drives to offer up to a 2x increase in both read/write IOPS, though this remains far behind what is being provided by today’s low-end solid state drives. Seagate knows that being an HDD-only company will not stay viable in the long-term future, with SSDs gaining further market adoption year after year. 

Starting now, Seagate SSDs are available with capacities of up to 1TB in selected markets, with 2TB offerings releasing at a later date. Seagate’s SATA III SSDs are currently delivering read/write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively, which is as much as can be expected from a modern solid-state drive. 

At this time it is unknown whether or not Seagate plans to release higher-end NVMe SSDs, which would bring Seagate into the high-end SSD space. 

Seagate launches their Barracuda lineup of SATA SSDs

Seagate’s new Barracuda SSDs are available with a five-year warranty and price tags of $74.99 for the 250 GB model; $119.99 for the 500 GB drive, and $229.99 for the 1TB variant in the US. 

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