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Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive RGB 2TB

Rating: 7.5.

The latest addition to Seagate’s expanding Gaming line is the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive, which uses a 2.5in HDD combined with a USB 3.2 Gen1 interface. With some added bling in the form of customisable LED lighting, is this external drive worth a punt at £125?

The new FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive RGB lineup consists of three capacities; 1TB, 2TB and a flagship 5TB drive. The 1TB and 2TB models are 122.5mm long by 14mm thick but the 5TB model is a little thicker at 21.5mm.

Using the CrystalDiskInfo utility we see that the drive inside the 2TB unit is a Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174. The 2.5in drive has a spin speed of 5,400rpm with 128MB of cache. The transfer rate for the ST2000LM007 is quoted as up to 140MB/s.

Seagate back the drive with a 2-year warranty but bundle in a useful three year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery service.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 2TB.
  • Internal drive: Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174.
  • Interface: USB3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps).
  • Form Factor:  external.
  • Dimensions: 21.5 x 81 x 122.5mm.
  • Drive Weight: 167g.

Firmware Version: EB01.

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