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CES 2020: Seagate announces new SSDs for gaming

Portable NVMe SSD and SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 offer high speeds on portable drives at a high price point

CES 2020: Seagate announces new SSDs for gaming
Seagate's BarraCuda Fast SSD is aimed towards gamers, expect to pay a pretty penny for it.

Seagate added new high-performance external solutions to its storage line for gamers.

The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD and BarraCuda Fast SSD deliver performance and convenience for gamers and power users on the go.

Designed as the perfect companion to Seagate’s recently released FireCuda Gaming Dock, the portable FireCuda Gaming SSD is built for gamers, it marries Seagate’s premium FireCuda NVMe 510 SSD and the SuperSpeed USB 20Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen2×2) interface, delivering read speeds of up to 2000MB/s.

The drive offers capacities of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB and features a chisel metal enclosure with RGB LED lighting. Gamers can personalize the drive’s full-range RGB LED with the Seagate Toolkit software and synchronize the LEDs with a FireCuda Gaming Dock.

Also new to the Seagate SSD line-up is the BarraCuda Fast SSD offering 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB of capacity.  With mobile gamers and active power users in mind, the SATA SSD external drive features read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s for improved gameplay and quick file transfers.  Pocket-sized, the drive features a green LED and offers versatility with a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port.

It is PC and Mac (exFAT) compatible out of the box, includes Seagate’s Toolkit with simple backup and sync, and a complimentary two-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan.

Pricing and Availability

Available in March, the FireCuda Gaming SSD includes a five-year limited warranty and retails for $189.99 (500GB), $259.99 (1TB), and $499.99 (2TB).
Seagate’s BarraCuda Fast SSD is available this February, offers a three-year limited warranty, and retails for $94.99 (500GB), $169.99 (1TB), and $299.99 (2TB).

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