Seagate is getting into the SSD business. And they mean to stay!
The Barracuda series, known from the HDD sector, has entered the world of lightning-quick flash memory, the world of SSDs. IronWolf SSDs have been designed specifically for use in NAS, and the FireCuda series will spearhead Seagate's SSD portfolio. All Seagate SSDs come with a 5-year warranty.
As mentioned at the beginning, FireCudas are the high-end product and will therefore include NV-Me protocol. Available in 1TB or 2TB variants, these cards give you top speeds of 3,450MB/s reading and 3,200MB/s writing. Therefore, you can completely fill the card 1,300 times with the 1,300 (1TB) and 2,600 (2TB) models respectively. More than enough for most purposes. Grab your FireCuda in the pre-order and you'll receive it around the end of June.
The Barracuda series in the NV-Me range «only» offers capacities of 256 and 512GB. Compared to the FireCudas, it carries slightly reduced specs: 3,100MB/s and 3,400MB/s writing and 1'050MB/s and 2'180MB/s reading respectively. The maximum TBW values were also reduced: 160 and 320 TBW were each specified. You can completely fill the SSDs about 640 times.
IronWolf HDDs from Seagate are very popular around here. Will Seagate satisfy with its SSD counterpart? These SSDs are designed for 24/7 operation and access from multiple sources. With a high TBW, so that you can completely fill the SSD about 1800 times and 2 million MTBF (average hours of operating time between crashes), their perfect for heavy use. In addition, they are perfectly suited as cache storage in an NAS or simply in an NAS, which rely completely on SSDs. You can read the even more detailed descriptions of the usage and specifications here.
Barracuda SSDs are «normal» SSDs. For SATA cards, they offer typical writing and reading rates around 500MB/s and are otherwise equipped at market standard.
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