Seagate BarraCuda 510 SSD 500GB Review; Fast and Efficient

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Solid-state drives or SSDs have since relatively won the popularity competition against hard disk drives. Although HDDs are far from being extinct, SSDs have been the choice for consumers these days because of the advantages they can bring in many aspects. When it comes to either SSDs or HDDs that deliver what the consumer needs, a name to recall is Seagate. In its plethora of storage solutions lies the Seagate BarraCuda 510 SSD. Should you get one? Read on to find out.

Seagate BarraCuda 510 SSD 500GB Review; Fast and Efficient
Seagate BarraCuda 510 SSD 500GB Review; Fast and Efficient

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The BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD packaging comes in the familiar Seagate-themed design with green and black colors. There's also an illustration of a creature -- a Seagate trademark -- next to the picture of the SSD. Other details found on the packaging are the memory capacity of the SSD, the model name, and of course, Seagate's emblem.

Inside the box are the Seagate BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD and its warranty information. Here's a tip: remember to only buy authentic Seagate products, or otherwise, you cannot avail of the warranty service. You can always check if your Seagate device is legitimate via

We installed it in our Mi Notebook Pro laptop to test the BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD. One of the main selling points of the Seagate BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD is that it has a plug-and-play installation process, so there's not really that much of a fuss to equip your laptop with this device.

For reference, you can watch the unboxing and installation of the Seagate Firecuda 510 SSD. Moreover, if you are looking for a gaming-centric M.2 SSD, you can read our Seagate FireCuda 510 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Fiery Performance.


When it comes to a Seagate device, one can always count on the caliber of performance it can bring. The BarraCuda 510 500 GB M.2 SSD is no different from this statement. However, before we dig deeper into its performance and benchmark results, let’s discuss first its ease of use.

Seagate DiscWizard
Seagate DiscWizard

The Seagate BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD has a basic SSD toolbox, cloning software support, and a 5-year warranty. With these features plus the performance the BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD can deliver, we can vouch that this is worth its price point.

Seagate SeaTools
Seagate SeaTools

Among the useful features that come with the BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD is the Seagate SeaTools which basically takes the job of looking after the overall health of drives while at the same time ensuring the data safety of users. It's available for free download from the Seagate website and can be easily installed on Mac and Windows laptops and PCs.

The Seagate SeaTools software is intuitive, and even those exploring SSDs for the first time can hardly get lost roaming around this software. Among the things that we could do using this were updating software, cloning the drive, and carrying out a secure-erase. This feature also runs diagnostics and alerts users in case there's something wrong with the SSDs.

The Seagate BarraCuda 510 M.2 SSD comes in storage capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. This offering is ideal for consumers looking to enhance the efficiency and upgrade the speeds of ultra-thin laptops, desktop PCs, and other types of workstations. It has an M.2 2280 single-sided form factor with a PCIe Gen3 x4 interface.

Seagate BarraCuda 510 M.2 SSD CrystalDiskMark 7.0
CrystalDiskMark 7.0

Seagate claims that the Seagate BarraCuda 510 M.2 SSD has a max sequential read of 3,400 MB/s and max sequential write of 2,180 MB/s. In ATTO benchmark, it proves that it has enough speed to easily transfer large files. When it comes to smaller files, it is superior when compared to the likes of Intel SSD 760 and WD Blue SN500; however, it is lower than the Samsung 970 EVO Plus and slightly below the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro.

Meanwhile, in the CrystalDiskMark benchmark, there's very little difference with the results compared to 970 EVO Plus and XPG SX8200 Pro. Still, it performs better than Intel's and WD's offering mentioned above.


Now that most day-to-day work tasks have become reliant on the digital space, it's a must to consider upgrading your hardware to boost productivity. The Seagate BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD can be a good starter for this, and it's also a decent choice for those looking to level up their PC rigs.

The Seagate BarraCuda 510 500GB M.2 SSD is priced at around Php5,999 here in the Philippines. Get yours via Lazada at or Shopee at

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