Seagate is getting into the SSD business. And they mean to stay!
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Seagate is getting into the SSD business. And they mean to stay!

Jan Heidenreich
Zurich, on 03.06.2019
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook
The renowned hard-drive manufacturer Seagate has recently begun selling SSDs. Now you can buy the IronWolf, BarraCuda and FireCuda SSDs right here. If you've been searching for an SSD for your NAS for a while now, then look no more: replace your shoddy HDDs with 2.5" IronWolf SSDs with up to 4TB of space.

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.

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FireCuda

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.

FireCuda 510 (2000GB, M.2 2280)
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Seagate FireCuda 510 (2000GB, M.2 2280)
FireCuda 510 (1000GB, M.2 2280)
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Seagate FireCuda 510 (1000GB, M.2 2280)

BarraCuda

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.

BarraCuda 510 (512GB, M.2 2280)
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Seagate BarraCuda 510 (512GB, M.2 2280)
BarraCuda 510 SSD (256GB, M.2 2280)
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Seagate BarraCuda 510 SSD (256GB, M.2 2280)

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IronWolf

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.

IronWolf 110 (3840GB, 2.5")
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Seagate IronWolf 110 (3840GB, 2.5")
IronWolf 110 (1920GB, 2.5")
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Seagate IronWolf 110 (1920GB, 2.5")
IronWolf 110 (960GB, 2.5")
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Seagate IronWolf 110 (960GB, 2.5")
IronWolf 110 (480GB, 2.5")
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Seagate IronWolf 110 (480GB, 2.5")
IronWolf 110 (240GB, 2.5")
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Seagate IronWolf 110 (240GB, 2.5")

Barracuda

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.

BarraCuda (1000GB, 2.5")
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Seagate BarraCuda (1000GB, 2.5")
BarraCuda (500GB, 2.5")
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Seagate BarraCuda (500GB, 2.5")
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Seagate BarraCuda (250GB, 2.5")

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Jan Heidenreich
Jan Heidenreich
Category Buying Manager, Zurich
Hardware and PCs are my thing. I enjoy tinkering around with them but am also an avid user – you'll regularly meet on Steam. Outside of the digital world, I love playing sports involving a ball and racket. In winter, I run youth ski camps (where I spend a lot of time raising my voice to tame the gaggle of teenagers). What's more, I've been following the eSports scene for a while and am particularly taken with Dota 2. Fun fact: I adore Appenzeller Extra cheese! :)

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