By Sameer Bhatia
New Delhi, Oct 29 | Gamers in India, amateur and professional, have always coveted agile and portable gaming solutions that can enhance their experience.
The gaming market in India has also been on an upswing with the country’s online gaming industry likely to add 190 million gamers and become a $1 billion market by 2021.
In order to cater to the heightened demand for gaming solutions in India, global data storage company Seagate Technology has introduced its new gaming solutions in the country.
Designed to meet the distinct needs of gamers, Seagate’s new line of internal and external gaming drives provide high speed, robust performance, compatibility, and flexibility.
The new offerings from the global storage solutions leader include Seagate FireCuda 520 and Seagate FireCuda 120 which are internal solid-state drives, or SSDs.
The portfolio also includes, Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD and Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD that are external SSDs.Seagate’s newly-introduced gaming storage portfolio comes equipped with a full fleet of peripherals and will cater to all the needs of gamers.
Designed for speed, capacity, and durability, users can harness pro-level performance and elite endurance with Seagate’s fastest SSDs.They can install and boot games faster, transfer files seamlessly, and stream stored videos to the computer without lag with the company’s powerful storage solutions and spacious capacity for games and media.
The Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD delivers intense speeds needed for the rigor of modern gaming.
This is Seagate’s fastest solid-state drive and offers plug-and-play compatibility with all Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen4 motherboards.
With sequential read-write speeds of up to 45 per cent faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe drives, the drive delivers an extreme boost in performance for PC gamers looking for the edge.
Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB capacities and compatible with the new AMD X570 chipset and third-generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors, it features plug-and-play compatibility with PCIe Gen4 motherboards delivering an extreme boost in performance as well as backward compatibility with PCIe Gen3 devices.
It is a high-performance storage solution offering the simplicity of a one-cable connection to all of your peripherals.Seagate FireCuda 520 offers a five-year limited warranty and includes the Seagate’s SeaTools software that monitors health, tracks performance, and keeps you up to date on firmware updates. It retails for Rs 13,999 (500GB), Rs 28,999 (1TB) and Rs 44,999 (2TB).
The Seagate FireCuda 120 SSD takes gaming rigs to the next level with a SATA 6GB/s interface and roars to life with sequential read/write speeds of up to 560/540MB/s, Seagate said, adding that it offers more responsive downloads, installs, and multitasking.
The drive has capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB — Seagate’s highest capacity gaming SSD yet. It has been designed to provide durability, delivering a 1.8 million hour MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) and up to 5600 TBW (terabytes written over time). Seagate FireCuda 120 retails for Rs 14,999 (500GB), Rs 27,999 (1TB), and Rs 57,999 (2TB).
The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD is purpose-built for gamers. The drive leverages the latest cutting-edge SuperSpeed USB 20 Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen2×2) interface and delivers staggering read speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s.Optimised for performance and high on style, the drive offers capacities of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB and features a signature chisel metal enclosure with customizable RGB LED lighting.
Gamers can personalise the drive’s full-range RGB LED with the free Seagate Toolkit software, creating an immersive setup. Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD includes a five-year limited warranty and retails for Rs 32,999 (500GB), Rs 39,999 (1TB), and Rs 53,499 (2TB).
The Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD boots games faster, transfers files seamlessly, and streams stored videos without lag.
It provides intense speeds of up to 540 MB/s for improved gameplay and easy-to-use functionality for on-the-go days.
With mobile gamers and active power users in mind, the drive makes it easy to browse, edit, and transfer high-res photos and stream stored videos directly to the laptop.
It also provides a significant amount of space for a full library of photos, movies, music, work projects and more. Pocket-sized, the sleek drive features an attractive green LED and offers versatility with reversible USB-C cable and a Type-C to Type-A cable for universal compatibility.
The portable drive comes with 500GB, 1TB and 2TB of portable capacity and can store over 50 titles. Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD offers a three-year limited warranty and retails for Rs 7,499 (500GB), Rs 14,999 (1TB), and Rs 28,799 (2TB).
Whether it is a boot drive to run the games or a secondary drive for mass storage and streaming, Seagate’s solutions help PC gamers push their builds and upgrades to the next level.
The speed and durability of these solid-state drives make them a great solution for gamers as well as creative professionals who need files processed faster.
Sequential read/write speeds can handle multiple video streams writing to the drives, and high input output operations per second (IOPS) ensure consistently smooth streaming.
With these solutions, gamers can go further with a gaming drive built for industry-leading speed, sustained use, lowest latency, gaming versatility, high endurance, future reliability, and superior gaming. These storage solutions are designed to deliver the performance, simplicity, and ingenious design to help gamers realise peak potential.
(Sameer Bhatia is Director Asia Pacific, Consumer Business Group and Country Manager for SAARC & India, Seagate Technology)