Seagate Technology plc today added two new solutions to its line of storage for gamers: the Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD and the FireCuda Gaming Dock featuring 4 TB of HDD storage capacity and an NVMe M.2 expansion slot.
The FireCuda 520 SSD is the company’s fastest solid-state drive and offers plug-and-play compatibility with all PCIe Gen4 motherboards. For laptop PC gamers, the FireCuda Gaming Dock is a 4 TB HDD storage hub with an NVMe M.2 expansion slot for optional SSD upgrade that connects peripherals via a Thunderbolt 3 and offers an industrial design with LED illumination.
With sequential read-write speeds of up to 45% faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe drives, the FireCuda 520 delivers an extreme boost in performance. The M.2 2280 SSD is available in 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB capacities and compatible with the new AMD X570 chipset and third-generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors. It features plug-and-play compatibility with PCIe Gen4 motherboards.
The FireCuda 520 SSD uses Toshiba/Kioxia BiCS4 96-layer 3D NAND and the Phison E16 controller.
The FireCuda 520 offers a five-year limited warranty and includes the Seagate’s SeaTools software that monitors health, tracks performance, and keeps you up to date on firmware updates.
Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming Dock features a built-in 4 TB 3.5” HDD and a PCIe Gen3 NVMe M.2 SSD expansion slot for an optional SSD upgrade. In addition to the Thunderbolt 3 laptop connector, the FireCuda Gaming Dock also includes a Thunderbolt 3 accessory port, DisplayPort 1.4, RJ45 ethernet network port, a 3.5 mm audio-in/mic port, 3.5 mm audio-out port, four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 charge port. It also includes Seagate’s Toolkit software that lets you control a range of colours and light patterns for levelled-up illumination to complement your gaming station and offers a three-year limited warranty.
Seagate’s FireCuda 520 retails for £125.90 (500 GB), £234.90 (1 TB), and £409 (2 TB).
FireCuda Gaming Dock will be available later this month for £379.99.