NVMe drives have been taking the PC market by storm for the past few years and recently have gotten quite affordable. A simple 128GB NVMe SSD is only $50! Only $20 more than a standard Sata SSD and is 100% worth it in my opinion. 

So in today’s review I’m taking a look at one of Seagate’s budget NVMe SSDs, The Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVMe SSD.

Big thanks to Seagate for sending this out for review!

What’s in the Box

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What’s in the box? Not a lot, you get the Seagate Barracuda 510 which is nicely wrapped in an anti-static bag and some documentation-That’s it. Not even a sticker!

Design and Features

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Well, the Design of the Seagate 510 is really the same as any M.2 SSD. It has a blue PCB with gold fingers on the M.2 Key (Socket M). The Seagate 510 SSD does not have an integrated heat sink but a lot of motherboards these days have integrated heat spreaders anyhow.

Features

  • Amazing speed with next-level 3D TLC NAND and a PCIe Gen3 ×4, NVMe 1.3

unlocked sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,400/2,180 MB/s

  • Amazing versatility with capacities of 256 GB to 1 TB lets you pick the right drive for

the job and budget

  • Slim form factor with single-sided M.2 2280 for ultra-thin/ultra-small laptops, mini

PCs, and desktop PCs

  • Low power consumption with up to 5.3W active power and multiple low power modes

make for longer battery life and cooler running speeds

Specifications

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Software

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The official software for the Seagate Barracuda 510 is the Seagate SSD GUI which allows you to access a bunch of details about the drive as well as Seagate’s S.M.A.R.T Data. Another piece of software offered is Seagate’s DiscWizard which gives you basic disk cloning and imaging abilities.

Performance

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Pricing

The Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVMe SSD can be found for about $130-$200 AUD on most online retailers, Like Amazon Australia.

Conclusion

The Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVMe SSD is quite a powerful SSD at a reasonable price. So if you are planning to build a new PC or upgrading I definitely recommend picking it up. It does really well on all types of tests and will definitely serve you well.

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Disclosure: The Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVMe SSD review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are of my own and not paid

Disclosure: The above Amazon Australia Link(s) is an Affiliate Link, Meaning I get a small percentage of the purchase at no extra cost to you.

Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • User Friendly
  • Value for Money
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Summary

NVMe drives have been taking the PC market by storm with budget SSDs with high performance. The Seagate Barracuda is high performing NVMe drive on a budget.

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