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Seagate launches new BarraCuda SSD starting at $79.99

Seagate today took the wraps off of its latest BarraCuda storage drive for enthusiast PC builders. The SSD is offered up in four storage capacities, and is launching exclusively on Amazon (to start, at least) at $79.99 (opens in new tab) for Prime Day.

In terms of raw specs, Seagate says that the BarraCuda SSD can perform at read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 520MB/s over a 6Gb/s interface. Capacities start out at 250GB, but there are options ranging all the way up to two 2TB. And to sweeten the deal, Seagate is including a 5-year warranty, should you run into any issues.

It's not the fastest storage you can get your hands on, but the BarraCuda SSD should be suitably speedy for most uses. Seagate is timing the drive's launch for Amazon Prime Day, with small discounts available for Prime members. At standard pricing, you're looking at $79.99 for the 250GB (opens in new tab) model, $129.99 for 500GB, and $249.99 for 1TB. The 2TB option isn't currently listed, so it's unclear how much it will cost. The drive will be generally available outside of Amazon starting in September.

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  • That is a name from the past, I hope it is more reliable than the mechanical ones was with the same name.
  • I wouldn't trust anyone but Samsung with my data, two SSDs and two M.2 drives in my PC
  • Same here, Samsung is the way to go for SSDs...I have a SATA III one in my laptop..made it fly.
  • Note that Seagate also do a 3TB hardware encrypted internal HDD. Assuming these SSDs also do Bitlocker hardware encryption, that makes Seagate the only secure complete Bitlocker storage solution for home users. Unfortunate the article didn't mention if these drives support hardware encryption, but I'll bet they do.