Seagate BarraCuda 250GB SSD Hands-on
Last month, we tested Seagate’s Fast SSD for those who want a fast storage solution on-the-go. This time we’re taking a look at the Seagate BarraCuda 250GB SSD for those who want to upgrade their PC or laptop’s internal storage.
SSDs, especially internal ones, don’t have a lot to offer when it comes to aesthetics since they’re installed inside the computer and is rarely seen. Still, you can appreciate its plainness with its all black chassis with a matte finish. It’s sturdy and light, which great especially if you’re planning to put it in an enclosure and use it as an external hard drive.
The Seagate BarraCuda SSD is a 2.5″ x 7mm SATA SSD and comes in multiple capacities starting with 250GB which we have right now, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. It claims speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 540MB/s write. We tested that claim using Crystal Disk Mark and we got maximum read speeds of up to 555.3 MB/s and write speeds of up to 515.9 MB/s. Using AS SSD Benchmark, we got speeds of up to 463.23 MB/s (read) and 462.50 MB/s (write). ATTO Disk Benchmark, on the other hand, got us a maximum read of 526.03 MB/s (read) and 485.65 MB/s (write).
We also tested transferring large files from our PC, which also carries an SSD, and we’re getting speeds of up to 230 MB/s and was able to transfer 45GB worth of files in under 4 minutes. It’s even faster compared to the Seagate Fast SSD.
We have already said this before and we’re saying it again, upgrading to an SSD will definitely boost your PC’s performance which is something you need to consider if you’re working with massive files or running demanding applications such as gaming. It’s more expensive compared to your usual HDD but if you need the speed, then it’s worth getting.
The Seagate Barracuda SSD is available on Amazon with the following price tags:
• 250GB – USD 52.99
• 500GB – USD 84.99
• 1TB – USD 144.99
• 2TB – USD 349.99