Tuesday, May 26th 2020

Seagate Announces FireCuda 120 SATA SSD for Gamers

Seagate Technology plc., a world leader in data solutions, today announced the new FireCuda 120 SATA SSD designed for gamers who require speed, durability, and generous capacity to reach their peak performance and safeguard their vast digital libraries.

Underpinning the company's line of PC game storage, the FireCuda 120 takes gaming rigs to the next level with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface and roars to life with sequential read/write speeds of up to 560 MB/s reads and up to 540 MB/s writes, offering more responsive downloads, installs, and multitasking. The drive has capacities up to 4 TB, Seagate's highest capacity gaming SSD yet. Meeting the demands of sustained abuse, the FireCuda 120 was built for durability, delivering a 1.8M hour MTBF and up to 5600 TBW. For total peace of mind, Seagate backs the drive with a five-year limited warranty.
With capacities of 500 GB ($104.99), 1 TB ($199.49), 2 TB ($388.49), and 4 TB ($650.99), Seagate's FireCuda 120 SSD is available now.

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19 Comments on Seagate Announces FireCuda 120 SATA SSD for Gamers

#1
champsilva
Damn this is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay expensive.

I would rather buy a 860 EVO for $50 less in the 1TB category.

I know it has lower TBW, but you really need 5600 TBW? If you write 50GB daily, that means 18.25TB/year and honestly write 50GB is a lot.

I wrote 77.8TB in my SSD in 1 1/2 year.
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#2
Xex360
You can get a much faster Nvme those aData pro they're nearly as fast as the Samsungs for less.
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#3
ObiFrost
Seagate really smoking something suspicious recently, overpriced at it's peak.
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#4
theonek
Xex360
You can get a much faster Nvme those aData pro they're nearly as fast as the Samsungs for less.
and for the lower price they die much faster than any other brands....
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#5
silentbogo
theonek
and for the lower price they die much faster than any other brands....
Not really. Got two ADATA drives in my personal rigs, and many more installed in customer PCs/laptops - neither died yet.
I'm only using Samsung EVO/Pro if customer specifically asks for it.
Most of their comparable models also come with a 5-year warranty.

Personally, the only issues I had with SSDs in general are the older Phison-based drives (Kingston and Crucial mostly), and newer Team Group NVME stuff. Everything else seems more than adequate for any consumer application even if it comes with only 3 years of warranty. Heck, my XP941 is still alive and kicking (bought it used in 2014), my very first SSD from Sandisk is working just fine with 98% resource left(2013). For low-budget upgrades I'm using the cheapest-of-the-cheap Patriot and Goodram SSDs, and since 2016 there hasn't been a single failure or issue.
btarunr
With capacities of 500 GB ($104.99), 1 TB ($199.49), 2 TB ($388.49), and 4 TB ($650.99), Seagate's FireCuda 120 SSD is available now.
That's one helluva price for a SATA SSD... More expensive $/GB than some TLC NVME offerings...
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#6
Caring1
In my mind I was confusing the FireCuda name with FireBall and thinking that's an old name to resurface.
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#7
yotano211
The western digital 2tb blue ssd sata drive is $229 on newegg, 4tb is $519.
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#8
Xex360
theonek
and for the lower price they die much faster than any other brands....
It's quite reasonable and way enough for normal use (gaming included).
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#9
TheLostSwede
I bought a 2TB Patriot Viper VPN100 NVMe drive for a lot less than the 2TB SATA version Seagate is peddling...
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#10
silentbogo
TheLostSwede
I bought a 2TB Patriot Viper VPN100 NVMe drive for a lot less than the 2TB SATA version Seagate is peddling...
If my memory serves me right, their price tag on 500GB model is just $15-$20 less than what I paid for my 1TB SX8200 Pro (formerly #2 best SSD on the market).
But with recent SSD/memory price conundrum it shot up nearly 30% in price in the past few months.
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#11
TheLostSwede
silentbogo
If my memory serves me right, their price tag on 500GB model is just $15-$20 less than what I paid for my 1TB SX8200 Pro (formerly #2 best SSD on the market).
But with recent SSD/memory price conundrum it shot up nearly 30% in price in the past few months.
The drive I got has gone up some $25 since I bought it, but it's still $45 cheaper than the equivalent size Seagate SATA drive.
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#13
Zareek
Everyone shocked about the price is clearly forgetting the magic rule! If you take any product and put "GAMING" on the label, you can charge at least 50% more for it...
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#14
champsilva
Zareek
Everyone shocked about the price is clearly forgetting the magic rule! If you take any product and put "GAMING" on the label, you can charge at least 50% more for it...
No RGB, no extra payout.
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#15
ObiFrost
champsilva
No RGB, no extra payout.
Extra payout for that fire extinguisher you'll need to chill down RGB thermals x)
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Yeah, Seagate is out of their minds with these prices.
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#17
Zareek
champsilva
No RGB, no extra payout.
I'm with you on the no extra payout but it has nothing to do with RGB. I have no desire for my PC to look like Vegas in the 70s, or even today for that matter...
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#19
kapone32
Once again a Company in a market that could really shake up the industry fails the secret. Why do they continue to price things in such a way that they snub the real market. They could have got rid of the 500GB (why?) and adjust the prices so the 4tb is $388.49 and the 2 TB is $199. There is no valid reason a 1TB SSD should be more than $100 today.
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