Seagate Barracuda 120 SSD review

Barracuda SSDs are the perfect storage solution for your computer. They can dramatically improve performance and reduce power consumption, meaning they will save you money long-term.

Barracuda is one of the most trusted brands in computing with over 50 years of history, so you know it’s a great choice to work with.

If you’re looking for a new drive or just want to upgrade yours, choose Barracuda today!

What makes barracuda SSD different from others?

The SSD Seagate SSD is a SATA III SSD which means it has a higher performance than SATA ii SSDs. Unlike other data iii SSD the SATA iii interface of this drive does not limit its speed to below 500mb/s, so its true read speed goes to 540 mb/s.

The maximum storage capacity of this drive that you can currently get for this price is one terabyte. Other people may have other preferences but I think one terabyte is more than enough as a boot drive because even if you want to install all your games on it, they will not total to one terabyte.

It also becomes very economical as unlike 1 terabyte drive from western digital or Seagate SSDs it will not cost more than 200 dollars.

This is also the first SSD Seagate SSD which has a NAND flash memory of 128GB on it which makes load times faster for your games and applications.

Seagate BarraCuda SSD 250GB

I have also checked the 128GB version but it is not available currently. I will add once the discount or any kind of deal is available there.

  • A 250GB solid state drive is a great PC upgrade for large projects and gamers.
  • It allows users to multitask more smoothly, efficiently tackle applications, maximize productivity on the go with longer battery life from this internal device.
  • With an included five year warranty it provides long term peace of mind against any defects or damages that may occur during use!
barracuda 128gb ssd

Seagate BarraCuda SSD 250GB

  • multi-tasking more smoothly
  • for low end pc
  • best battery saving for laptops.

How to choose the right ssd s for your computer?

As far as I know, SATA III SSD is supposed to have a higher speed compared to SATA ii used, however only if you have a SATA iii interface on your motherboard. There are some motherboards that have both SATA II and  SATA III ports so in this case make sure that at least one of them is SATA III.

It also doesn’t matter what motherboard chipset, whether it’s intel SSD data controller or AMD SATA SSD chipset the SSD Seagate and is compatible with them. The best motherboard for SATA iii SSD in my opinion is the gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h which has a SATA ii and SATA iii port and does not require an additional power supply.

Which one to buy?

If you are looking for the best performance then go for the Samsung 840 pro series. It has a speed of 520mb/s but it can go above 550mb/s when paired up with properly configured hardware. If you want value for your money, definitely go for the Seagate SSD. You will also get a 5-year warranty from Seagate SSD s so if your drive fails within the 5 years, Seagate SSD will replace it for you free of charge.

Sata III ssd s worth upgrading?

Definitely yes. If you are still using a hard disk drive s, then the first improvement you will get by upgrading to SATA iii SSD is boot times. I have done some research on this and found that it definitely makes your system faster because of the faster transfer rates of SATA III.

It can also decrease boot-up times of your operating system because the operating system does not have to read data from both your HDD s plus your SSD. So it’s really not a bad idea at all depending on what type of games or applications you use.

SATA SSD s for gaming pcs

So you want to know which SATA SSD s can run games faster. The answer is all of them as long as you pair them with the proper motherboard and CPU.

If we are only talking about data III sdd though, then there’s really no need to upgrade because your current HDD will already provide speeds above 100mb/s and most likely more than 200mb/s so, it would be a waste of money to buy a new SATA III SSD if your hard disk drives Seagate already do perform better than those old school 10k rpm HDDs. If you have not yet upgraded both your HDD and SSD, then I suggest that you do so because SSD s are much more reliable than HDD s.

SATA SSDs for laptops

Laptop s have limited space that might not be enough to have an HDD, so you will need to get the best SATA SSD only. If it’s just for storing your operating system then I suggest that you go with Seagate SSD because it’s cheaper and performs better than most HDD.

Also, make sure that it has a 5-year warranty, this is very important especially if you are using it as your boot drive. Make sure also that the product has at least 100GB of NAND flash memory because anything below can easily slow down your laptop when opening applications.

Ryan MacWha

I am Ryan! I write about performance-driven and reliable SSDs. I can save your time in decision-making. How about you?