Seagate has announced its new Barracuda SSD. Unlike its Nytro series SSDs, the Barracuda SSD is aimed more at the consumer segment, rather than the enterprise segment.
The Barracuda SSD will come with four different storage variants: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Speeds for the SSDs will differ for each variant, but Seagate says that the average sequential read and write speeds is rated at 540MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. Additionally, the Barracuda SSD will also have a flash-speed function that will support up to 560MB/s and 90K IOPs, but it’s likely that the feature may only be available for the models with higher storage capacity.
The Seagate Barracuda is already on sale in the US. The pricing for each variant is set at US$74.99 (~RM303) for 250GB, US$119.99 (~RM485) for 500GB, and US$229.99 (~RM930) for 1TB. No price was provided for the 2TB variant, but all models come backed with a 5-year warranty. At the time of writing, Seagate did not specify if and when the Barracuda SSD will be available in Malaysia.