The FireCuda 120 SATA SSD is the latest addition to the Seagate line of products. It is especially aimed at gamers who want to store an extensive library of games locally on their system and need a speedy hard drive upgrade. With the top model, the manufacturer also offers a storage capacity of up to 4 terabytes in its gaming line for the first time.
The solid-state drive achieves read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and write speeds of up to 540 MB/s. It is maintained in 3.5″ format and connects via a SATA interface with a maximum of 6Gbit/s. Seagate offers a total of four capacities, including 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB. The manufacturer uses an unspecified 3D NAND TLC. According to Seagate, the top model with 4 terabytes achieves 1.8 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and total write performance of up to 5,600 terabytes. With the smaller capacities, the TBW (Total Byte Written) is halved from model to model – more details can be found on the specification sheet.
Because of its SATA connection, the Seagate FireCuda 120 naturally does not approach the speeds of a FireCuda 510 (test) or FireCuda 520 (test) with an NVMe connection. However, it offers a significantly higher maximum capacity of 4 terabytes and serves primarily as an upgrade compared to a hard drive. SSD remains significantly more expensive with the same storage capacity.
The 500-gigabyte model costs EUR 109,90 in the retail price, the 1 TB variant is assumed to cost EUR 189,90 in retail price. For 2 TB the manufacturer calls for 369.90 Euro RRP, while customers have to look in their pockets for 4 TB of storage capacity – the manufacturer wants to have 719.90 Euro RRP for the top model. More news and test reports on Seagate products can be found on our brand’s page.