Seagate introduces its latest and fastest gaming storage solutions to date – the Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 X4 SSD and the FireCuda Gaming Dock. The Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 SSD sports the M.2 form-factor and NVMe 1.3 protocol offering speeds of up to 5000MB/s sequential read and up to 4400MB/s sequential write. The Seagate FireCuda 520 is currently the brand’s fastest plug-and-play SSD gaming storage solution that’s perfect for PCIe Gen4 enabled motherboards such as the AMD X570 motherboards and TRX40 motherboards. The FireCuda Gaming Dock, on the other hand, is an elite 4TB storage hub with an NVMe M.2 expansion slot that supports the new FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD. The FireCuda Gaming Dock connects via Thunderbolt 3 delivering swift transfer speeds.
“Next-gen gaming is all about speed, compatibility, and flexibility,” said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing and consumer solutions for Seagate. “Our FireCuda storage solutions deliver the performance, simplicity, and ingenious design to help gamers realise peak potential.”
Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 SSDThe Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD with PCIe Gen4 ×4 interface is Seagate’s fastest solid-state drive to date with nearly 45% faster sequential reads/writes than the FireCuda 510. It is compatible with all PCIe 4.0 motherboards offering up to 9X faster sequential reads than SATA SSDs. 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 FireCuda Gaming DockSeagate’s FireCuda Gaming Dock is a high-performance storage solution offering the simplicity of a one-cable connection to all of your peripherals. It 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 easy-to-use 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.
Pricing and Availability
The Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 SSDs are now available and retails for $124.99 (500 GB), $249.99 (1 TB), and $429.99 (2 TB). FireCuda Gaming Dock will be available later this month for $349.99.