Seagate adds an external gaming HDD and Hub to its FireCuda range

Humza

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In brief: The FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive has been launched in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 5 TB capacities, while the Gaming Hub is available in 8 TB and 16 TB versions. Both drives will begin shipping later this month.

Seagate has announced the new FireCuda Gaming HDD and Hub, both of which feature USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps speeds) and generous storage capacity inside sleek, lightweight enclosures. They're unlikely to shave minutes off your loading screen times but should provide a decent light show as you wait, while also providing a home to accommodate most gaming backlogs.

Both drives feature customizable RGB lighting, allowing gamers to add some extra atmosphere to their already atmospheric gaming rigs, and can be configured with Seagate's Toolkit software or kept in sync with other RGB peripherals via Razer's Chroma lighting.

In addition to storage and the customizable RGB, the FireCuda Gaming Hub has 1 x USB-C and 1 x USB-A ports on the front and can be placed horizontally or vertically. Given its larger storage capacity, the Hub also weighs a rather chunky 1.3 kg (16 TB) vs. the external drive's fairly light 0.2 kg (5 TB).

The FireCuda HDD costs $79.99/1TB, $109.99/2 TB, and $179.99 for the 5 TB version. The gaming hub starts at $219.99 for the 8 TB model and $399.99 for the 16 TB version. Both drives come with Seagate's three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services and a one-year limited warranty.

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David Matthews

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The only reason I can see someone buying this is for long term storage or something. Otherwise, SSDs are cheap enough and big enough (storage wise) for most people's needs
 

noel24

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RGBQT "Gaming" forever!
Really? Why this thing even exists other than to make *****s out of dumb teenagers?
Not to mention that Seagate is still, while the cheapest, probably the worst HDD manufacturers of them all when It comes to reliability.
Seagate, please, go die, like most of Your HDDs of mine, right out of warranty.

 

theSon

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Dont run games on it. Store games and movies on it. Hook it up to PS5, pS4, and Xbox's....

When you want to play a game on it, you have to install it on the internal SSD anyways for the new systems. Regardless, USB 3.0 can go upto 150 MB/Sec but internal m.2 nvme goes up to 5,000 MB/Sec read and write for PCI gen 4.0
 

theSon

Posts: 13   +19
RGBQT "Gaming" forever!
Really? Why this thing even exists other than to make *****s out of dumb teenagers?
Not to mention that Seagate is still, while the cheapest, probably the worst HDD manufacturers of them all when It comes to reliability.
Seagate, please, go die, like most of Your HDDs of mine, right out of warranty.


HA HA! Seagate just die lol
 

Mister_K

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I reckon the customizable RGB lighting will make up for the "fasting" game load times.

It is a well known urban fact that adding stripes to your car makes it faster too and if by chance your car is red, all the more merrier...