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Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive

Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive


Signaling a move into the consumer PC market

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Seagate is a pretty familiar name when it comes to storage, but its primary focus has been on consumer hard drives and flash storage for the enterprise market. Now, the company has launched a new consumer SSD, signaling a renewed interest in making more storage for traditional PCs and laptops.

The specs on the new BarraCuda SSD position it as a relatively basic SATA drive, rather than the newer, faster NVMe ones. That means it won’t be hitting any crazy fast speeds, but it’s still a viable option for a desktop in 2018. It comes in a variety of capacities ranging between 250GB and 2TB. And most importantly, it isn’t hugely expensive. The smallest model goes for $74, and the 1TB model is on sale for $229.99.

Seagate opened up sale of the BarraCuda SSD in a limited release through Amazon, so you can order one right now. According to the company, availability will extend elsewhere in September.