• Seagate makes a bid for the consumer PC market with new BarraCuda SSD drive

    2 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Seagate, a prolific producer of external and internal hard drives, is taking aim at the PC-building enthusiast demographic with the launch of its new BarraCuda SATA SSD series. This is far from the company's first SSD offering, but it is one of the rare examples of a consumer-focused SSD from the company. The BarraCuda SSD is a SATA drive, which is a popular standard (particularly for SSDs in the multi-terabyte range), but not as fast as drives using the newer NVMe spec. Seagate's new consumer SSD promises sequential speeds up to 560MB/s, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB. Already...
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  • Seagate gets back into the flash storage game with BarraCuda SSDs

    Seagate gets back into the flash storage game with BarraCuda SSDs

    2 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Seagate arguably got back into the SSD game earlier than Western Digital, but the storage company worked primarily in the enterprise space - but finally at long last it's introducing a BarraCuda SSD for PC enthusiasts. Before you get too excited, know that the BarraCuda SSD is only a SATA III drive, so it won't be pushing the fastest speeds of NVMe drives like the WD Black NVMe SSD or Samsung 970 Evo. With that out of the way, the drives come in large capacities ranging between 250GB to 2TB. It also almost saturates the bandwidth of the SATA 6GB/s interface with a sequential read speed of...
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  • Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive

    Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Seagate is a pretty familiar name when it comes to storage, but its primary focus has been on consumer hard drives and flash storage for the enterprise market. Now, the company has launched a new consumer SSD, signaling a renewed interest in making more storage for traditional PCs and laptops.
    The specs on the new BarraCuda SSD position it as a relatively basic SATA drive, rather than the newer, faster NVMe ones. That means it won't be hitting any crazy fast speeds, but it's still a viable option for a desktop in 2018. It comes in a variety of capacities ranging between 250GB and 2TB. And...
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