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Seagate FireCuda Gaming: Gamers’ external hard drives can also be lit by RGB LEDs

Photo: Seagate

Not only for extra storage space, but also forBreathtaking gaming atmosphereAccording to the manufacturer, two new external storage solutions with HDD will be available from Seagate. Both the FireCuda gaming hard drive and the FireCuda Gaming Hub have configurable RGB-LED lighting.

It can also light up gamers’ hard drives

Gaming = RGB these days all PC component manufacturers are doing the same thing. Seagate has already introduced the FireCuda Gaming Dock at this point, and has also prepared external “gaming SSDs” for BarraCuda and FireCuda series accordingly.

There are now two solutions based on tried and tested HDD technology (HDD), which is much slower than SSD solutions, especially when it comes to file access (latency), but it is clearly advanced in terms of price per gigabyte.

FireCuda Game Center

The FireCuda Gaming Hub is available in either 8 TB or 16 TB storage capacity. It contains a Seagate 3.5 ” hard drive, but no details have been provided. With dimensions of 206.0mm x 128.0mm x 49.2mm (L x W x D) and a weight of 1,244g or 1,354g, the outdoor storage solution is not completely compact. Two types of connection are available, USB-A and USB-C, and they can also supply power to connected devices. However, Seagate does not disclose how many watts are available here.

FireCuda Game Center

FireCuda Game Center

FireCuda Game Center

FireCuda Game Center

The delivery range includes a power supply unit and a 1.2m long USB 3.0 cable. The free Seagate Toolkit software can be used to configure RGB lighting according to colors and patterns. There is also an option to synchronize the lighting with the Razer Chroma ecosystem.

FireCuda gaming hard drive

This FireCuda gaming hard drive offers a lower 1TB, 2TB, or 5TB capacity plus just one USB Micro-B port for your own operation. With a 2.5-inch internal drive, the overall product is more compact and is 122.5 mm long and 80 mm wide. The 1 TB and 2 TB variants are 14.5 mm high, and the 5 TB variant is thicker at 21.5 mm. It’s likely the cause of this is a 5 TB hard drive: Seagate has a matching BarraCuda Compute 15mm high in its range.

FireCoda Gaming Hard Disk (1 TB, 2 TB)

FireCoda Gaming Hard Disk (1 TB, 2 TB)

FireCuda gaming hard drive (5 TB)

FireCuda gaming hard drive (5 TB)

Here too, Seagate provides very little technical information and no transfer rates. Here, too, the focus is clearly on addressable RGB-LED lighting, which matches the FireCuda Gaming Hub in terms of functionality. FireCuda gaming hard drive does not have its own power supply unit; Instead, power is supplied via the USB port on the computer.

Pricing and availability

According to Seagate, the FireCuda gaming hard drive is available for around 70 EUR (1 TB), 100 EUR (2 TB) and 160 EUR (5 TB). The FireCuda Gaming Hub costs again 190 euros (8 TB) or 350 euros (16 TB). Availability should be “From the beginning of the next quarter“To give.

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