By launching its FireCuda Gaming Dock, Seagate is looking to address three issues that you could say ‘plague’ modern day computing. One is the negative side to modern ultra-thin notebooks, as users lose out on options with regards to upgradable storage. Then we have ports or the lack thereof, again an issue caused by the drive to minimise thickness of devices. And finally, we have the gaming world and a constant issue: the fact that mobile PCs generally lack space to store games.
The ideal solution, according to Seagate, lies in the FireCuda Gaming Dock, the brand’s first Thunderbolt 3 docking solution designed specifically for laptop gamers.
The FireCuda Gaming Dock includes a built-in 4 TB hard drive and an M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot for an additional SSD to boost performance and add capacity if needed. In terms of ports, this docking station offers a a Thunderbolt 3 accessory port, DisplayPort 1.4, RJ45 ethernet network port, a 3.5mm audio-in/mic port, 3.5mm audio-out port, four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 charge port.
Now this is a very intriguing looking device, thanks in part to those flashy grills and also to the integrated RGB LEDs that can be controlled using Seagate’s Toolkit software to create a range of colors and light patterns
The Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock will retail later this year at $349