Seagate’s latest addition to its FireCuda Gaming line is the FireCuda Gaming HDD. There are three drives in the new range, starting at 1TB, with 2TB and 5TB versions.
Seagate’s Toolkit app makes backing up data easier by enabling you to create your own backup plans (currently Windows only) as well as the creation of folders that can be synced between your PC or Mac and the drive.
But in the case of the FireCuda Gaming HDD RGB, Toolkit has another important function – it controls the drive RGB system. There are eight default patterns (four in the Create Pattern option and four in the Rainbow option). If you fancy something different, there are three custom settings in the Create Pattern section. The drive is also compatible with Razer Chroma (Razer Synapse 3 or higher), which can be enabled via Toolkit.
The Seagate FireCuda Gaming HDD RGB uses a standard USB3.2 Gen1 interface, and with a 5,400rpm HDD on board, to be honest, there is not much point in adding anything faster. In our testing, read and write speeds of around 130 MB/s were typical for this drive.
Seagate backs the drive with a two-year warranty but bundle in a three-year Seagate Rescue Recovery Services plan. The plan provides access to Seagate’s technical services who will assist with data recovery in the event of a drive failure.
We found the 2TB Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive on Amazon UK for £125.31 (inc VAT) HERE.
- Razer Chroma RGB compatibility.
- The provided USB cable could be a bit longer for PC use.
- Not the fastest external drive.
KitGuru says: Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive offers large capacity, if not super-fast transfer rates, with extra bling at a reasonable cost.