Seagate’s BarraCuda Fast SSD lives up to its name, but only if you’re talking about external USB storage with SATA drives inside from a couple of years ago. Most vendors have moved on to NVMe internals, to take advantage of the doubled bandwidth SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps offers.Â
That wouldn’t be a big deal if the BarraCuda Fast SSD were cheaper, but it’s priced nearly the same as NVMe drives such as the Samsung T7.
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