Seagate Launches The FireCuda Gaming SSD And BarraCuda Fast SSD

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The past few days have been brimming with innovative tech news, which includes laptops, desktop PCs, and much more. Joining the league is Seagate with its two new external storage drives - FireCuda Gaming SSD and BarraCuda Fast SSD.

Let's begin with the FireCuda Gaming SSD. It is clear that Seagate took its existing FireCuda PCIe NVMe 510 SSD and converted it into an SSD with a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface. Seagate claims that this storage drive is capable of delivering read speeds that top out at 2GB/sec. The FireCuda Gaming SSD will be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

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The SSD is cased in a metal chassis that features a customizable RGB lighting strip. Given that the FireCuda Gaming SSD is a gaming peripheral, the RGB lighting definitely makes sense. The RGB lighting scheme can be programmed using Seagate's Toolkit software. It can also sync with the FireCuda Gaming Dock.

According to Seagate, the gaming SSD is priced at $190, $260, and $500 for 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacities respectively.

Next up is the BarraCuda Fast SSD that Seagate announced alongside the gaming SSD. The BarraCuda Fast SSD comes in the same storage capacities as the FireCuda Gaming SSD, but uses a PCIe interface in its enclosure. The BarraCuda Fast SSD uses a slower SATA-based SSD, resulting in 540MB/sec read speeds. The SSD can be hooked to your PC using a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, and the external storage also comes with a non-programmable green lighting strip.

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BarraCuda Fast SSD AnandTech

Talking about the pricing, the BarraCuda Fast SSD costs $95, $170, and $300 for 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB storage capacities respectively.

The FireCuda Gaming SSD will launch in March, while the BarraCuda Fast SSD will be available starting in February.

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