After launching its limited edition Star Wars hard drives, Seagate is back with something truly impressive: an illuminated lightsaber SSD. This gaming-ready M.2 drive comes with three interchangeable faceplates, plus customizable RGB that lets you show off your side of The Force.
The Lightsaber SSD has a maximum capacity of 2TB and uses PCIe 4.0 for sequential read speeds of up to 7300MBps. These specs, plus the 2550 TBW endurance rating and five-year warranty, make Seagate’s Lightsaber Drive an exciting choice for gamers and enthusiasts alike.
Of course, functionality is not the selling point. Seagate’s lightsaber drive is an attractive piece of merchandise. Along with customizable lighting, it comes with three interchangeable faceplates: one for Luke Skywalker, one for Obi-Wan, and one for Darth Vader. (By the way, a 5V addressable header motherboard is required for LED control.)
It’s hard to see in the photos, but these faceplates are not flat. Instead, they are embossed. The lightsaber part is raised which adds an interesting “3D” look to the SSD. The lightsaber unit also has an integrated passive heatsink, so you don’t need to worry too much about thermals when performing demanding tasks (both the heatsink and faceplates are developed by EKWB).
That said, the heat sink and interchangeable faceplates make this an unusually thick M.2 SSD. We received an early sample from Seagate and found it to be too thick for some M.2 screws, so be careful during installation.
The FireCuda PCIE Gen4 NVMe SSD from Seagate’s Lightsaber Collection is available today for $184.99 (1TB) and $289.99 (2TB). We will post a review of this product once we have fully tested its capabilities.