Oct 26, 2021

Seagate and Lucasfilm Collaborate to Take Gaming to the Next Level

The First Collectible Branded Drives Inspired by Star Wars Available for the Holidays

FREMONT, CA – October 26, 2021 – Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced the new family of Star Wars™  Beskar™ Ingot Drives, the first release in a collaboration to bring designs inspired by the Star Wars franchise to its line of PC gaming storage devices, taking gamers’ battle stations to the next level.

The first release in the collaboration celebrates the legends of the Star Wars Mandalorian™ galaxy. These drives bring the iconic Star Wars “precious metal” aesthetic to the FireCuda line-up. The special edition designs will be available in M.2 NVMe, 2.5-inch SATA, and external HDD formats. Each drive resembles an ingot of Beskar™, including its Imperial stamp featured prominently in the series, making these drives the ultimate collectible for Star Wars fans.

“We are thrilled to bring unique, iconic designs from one of the world’s most popular franchises to the forefront of every gamer’s battle station,” said Jeff Fochtman, Senior Vice President of Business and Marketing at Seagate Technology. “This collaboration appeals to global audiences including gamers, PC builders, and Star Wars enthusiasts alike.”

Seagate’s fastest M.2 2280 SSD, the PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD features speeds up to nine times faster than SATA-based SSDs, delivering sequential read/write performance up to 7000/6000MB/s. It is also built with a sleek heatsink design for premium installation flexibility and peak performance. Designed with a slim 2.5-inch form factor, the SATA SSD allows for versatile installation and build options. Gamers can light up their battlestations with the external HDD, featuring a customizable RGB LED bar. This external drive is lightweight with simple plug-and-play compatibility, making it easy for gamers to take their whole library on the road.  The new drives include Seagate’s five-year warranty and three-years of Rescue Data Recovery Services™ so gamers have peace of mind.

The PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD will be available in 500GB ($159.99) and 1TB ($259.99), the SATA SSD will be available in 1TB ($159.99) and 2TB ($269.99), and the external HDD will be available in 2TB ($99.99). 

Though the Star Wars saga extends over millennia, the wait for this release is not long. The Star Wars Beskar™ Ingot Drives are coming soon, in time for the winter holiday season. Seagate will reveal more iconic designs inspired by Star Wars  throughout the coming year.

 

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