Few issues can get a Mac consumer to look longingly at a PC, however these latest Seagate drives may do the trick. The storage firm has launched a special edition FireCuda PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD that lights up like a lightsaber when plugged in and have interchangeable darkish aspect and lightweight aspect covers. And is extraordinarily uncertain that Apple will assist them when the brand new Mac Professional arrives.
First the specs—the drive is out there in 1TB or 2TB varieties with a PCIe Gen4 ×4 NVMe 1.4 interface and an M.2 2280 with a customized low-profile heatsink. Seagate guarantees learn speeds of as much as 7,300MB/s and write speeds of as much as 6,900MB/s. In PCWorld’s testing of the matching FireCuda 530, the drive was the quickest that they had ever used (at that time in 2021) and earned an editor’s selection advice even with out the cool Star Wars branding.
Talking of which, the drive has a glowing mild strip inside with a small deal with to resemble certainly one of three lightsabers—Obi-Wan Kenobi (white), Darth Vader (pink), and Luke Skywalker (blue)—which could be interchanged relying in your PC’s temper. There are many RGB elements for PCs, however this is among the few that really have a intelligent use. The drive costs $280 for 2TB, which may be very cheap in comparison with Apple’s personal storage pricing.
They’re fairly beautiful. Granted, you’ll must have a transparent PC case and a neat design to correctly highlight it, however I can’t assist however want Apple supplied a Mac that allow me use one. Even the upcoming Mac Professional is extraordinarily unlikely to assist PCIe Gen4 ×4 NVMe SSDs since Apple silicon Macs use a proprietary PCIe storage system. And in addition to, it’s extremely unlikely Apple will supply a transparent model of the Mac Professional anyway—or something that’s as enjoyable or distinctive as this.
So for now I’ll simply must gaze longingly at PC setups on Reddit and need Apple supplied an answer. Perhaps in a galaxy far far-off…