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Review: FireCuda Gaming SSD – Solid and Dependable with Blazing Speeds

Design
9
Build
10
Performance
10
Value
9
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Pros
Great speeds
Solid build
Competitive pricing
Cons
Slightly heavy
9.5

The FireCuda Gaming SSD, from Seagate, is a portable USB-C solid state drive (SSD) that uses cutting-edge USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 technology to hit blazing fast speeds.

With the ability to hit speeds up to 2000 MB/s with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 technology, the FireCuda Gaming SSD will help level up your gaming by boosting booting, loading, and saving speeds.

In the box, the Firecuda Gaming SSD comes with one USB-C cable and the portable SSD itself. The metal build of the SSD is robust and solid. While the Firecuda SSD comes with the “gaming” tag, it’s design is very much muted when compared to what you’d except from a gaming drive.

That’s not to say that it’s not a good looking drive. In fact, it has an edgy and modern, corporate look and wouldn’t look our of place on the desk of a creative director or executive. You can also level up your atmosphere with customisable RGB LED lights which work with Razer Chroma RGB or other Chroma-enabled peripherals.

The Firecuda Gaming SSD uses NVMe SSD performance to optimise USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 technology to hit speeds up to 2000 MB/s. However, you can only reach those speeds if you have the latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface.

If you don’t have the latest interface, all is not lost, just like the WD_Black P50 Portable Gaming SSD that we recently reviewed, is 100% backward compatible. This means you’ll likely max out the transfer speeds of any older interface such as the USB 3.2 Gen 2 that can reach speeds up to 1050 MB/s.

Testing it on CrystalDiskMark, the Firecuda Gaming SSD easily hit (and slightly exceeded) the 2,000 MB/s on the peak profile setting. On the Real World profile setting, it hit speeds above 1,455 MB/s for read and 1,784 MB/s for write, which is really really quick.

A 43Gb test folder containing a variety of file types and sizes only took 40 secs (see our video review).

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The Firecuda Gaming SSD is a high performing portable SSD that will definitely level aspects of your gaming experience. It’s built solidly and leverages on the latest technology to deliver blazing speeds.

The Firecuda Gaming SSD is available on the official Seagate store on Shopee. The 500GB model is priced at SGD 259, the 1 TB model SGD 399, and the 2TB model at SGD 689.

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