Product Comparison: Seagate BarraCuda SSD vs Samsung 860 EVO

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General Specifications
BarraCuda SSD
860 EVO
About the Product
With the Seagate Barracuda SSD, you can improve the efficiency of data processing and recovery. Save time with a solid-state drive that starts in seconds and allows you to instantly access data and load games.
The newest edition to the world’s best-selling SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO. Specially designed for mainstream PCs and laptops, with the latest V-NAND and a robust algorithm-based controller, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.
Key Specs
1000 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
560 Mb/s
550 Mb/s
Write Speed
540 Mb/s
520 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate BarraCuda SSD 1TB Internal Solid State Drive
  • Easy install, fast, and running quite stable so far.
  • I replaced the laptop's hard drive with this 1TB SSD, and the operating speed went up at a level that I can experience.
  • The drive comes good endurance numbers as well including up to 1,067TB of total bytes written.
  • The drive will definitely offer more performance than HDDs with quoted speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 540MB/s write.
  • Good solid state drive with lot of space and good speed.
Samsung 860 EVO SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD
  • The boot time is ridiculously fast and the whole thing feels like a new machine.
  • My games are super fast to load in now. Significantly less stutter and lagging means im getting more fps than before.
  • Works great. Really fast starting up the games (specifically Ark and Space Engineers) and no time outs!
  • I bought several of these for storage of data that needed to be used on several workstations, they are fast, easy to use and seem like an excellent option.
  • The drive works as expected, i.e. delivers the advertised speeds, and after 3 few weeks use is reliable.
Size & Weight
0.28 in.
0.27 in.
2.75 in.
3.94 in.
3.94 in.
2.75 in.
1.76 oz.
1.8 oz.
Form Factor
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
Trim Support, Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART), 1.8M hours MTBF
S.M.A.R.T. Support, Trim Support, WWN Support, Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, Device Sleep Mode Support, Samsung MJX Controller
What customers say about "Features"
Seagate BarraCuda SSD 1TB Internal Solid State Drive
  • The battery life of my laptop has increased considerably.
  • The Barracuda is one of the new breed of TLC drives that sustains writes at close to SATA 6Gbps maximum.
  • Thin and light of this SSD are nice when you're trying to save weight in a laptop SSD upgrade.
  • Great SSD with SATA 2.5" interface. Speed up my laptop work a lot.
  • TLC SSDs could sometimes nose-dive to hard drive speeds after running out of cache.
Samsung 860 EVO SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD
  • The difference with HDD is simply amazing, very fast!
  • Excellent SSD. Installed inside my 27 inch late 2013 iMac and it has decreased the start up time from 2 min 15 seconds to just 30 seconds!
  • Easy to install as I was only replacing an existing drive.
  • Worked straight out of the box for a clean Windows 10 install.
  • Installation was easier than expected and the hard drive works incredibly well.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
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