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Seagate Revamps FireCuda External Gaming HDDs and Hub

Seagate is one of the biggest names in the world when it comes to computer storage. There’s a good chance you own a Seagate drive right now or at least something that contains their technologies. Today, they’ve revealed the latest additions to their already rather expansive range, the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive and FireCuda Gaming Hub. Both of the new external HDD (Hard Disk Drive) solutions were designed for gamers who really need high-capacity drives to store many games, or you know, a single copy of the latest Call of Duty.

Plus, if you’re like me and need your games portable to operate between multiple systems or even be travel friendly, then having them on an external drive can be a huge time saver; less downloading, always backed up, etc.

Both the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive and FireCuda Gaming Hub include:   

  • Customisable RGB LED lighting for an epic gaming atmosphere  
  • Razer™ Chroma RGB compatibility
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 connection for universal compatibility and quick transfer speeds, and is USB bus-powered for laptop and PC gamers  
  • Three-year Rescue Data Service and one-year warranty

Seagate To Launch External Gaming HDDs and Hub

Presented in a bold and refined design, the new FireCuda Hard Drive features RGB LED lighting that gamers can customize through Seagate’s Toolkit software for some added visual jazz. It also features Razer™ Chroma RGB compatibility to synchronize users’ Chroma-enabled gaming peripherals.

FireCuda Hard Drive

The lightweight FireCuda Hard Drive is designed with USB 3.2 Gen 1 connection for universal compatibility and quick transfer speeds and is USB bus-powered, so it’ll have no issues maxing out the drives read/write speeds.

FireCuda Gaming Hub

The FireCuda Gaming Hub features the same customization options and USB 3.2 Gen 1 connection as the FireCuda Hard Drive, as well as dual front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports so gamers can connect and power other gaming peripherals in one place. This appeals to me, as I actually use a similar hub and external drive combination on the Lockdown Arcade machine I built last year; those ROMS have already filled an 8TB drive here… yikes!

Price and Availability

With shipments starting this month, Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive is available in capacities of 1TB (£59.99), 2TB (£84.99), and 5TB (£139.99), while FireCuda Gaming Hub is available in mass capacities of 8TB (£164.99) and 16TB (£309.99). Both new drives include three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services™ and a two-year limited warranty so gamers have peace of mind.

We’ve reached out for some samples, and I hope to bring you some feedback in the coming weeks!

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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