Thanks to Seagate for Providing a Review Unit
We’re almost 2 years into the launch of the PlayStation 5. I’d imagine a good portion of people are beginning to run out of space on their internal PS5 drive. It’s the same story with any console whether it’s Xbox, Nintendo, or PlayStation. Some time ago, I received the Seagate FireCuda Beskar Ingot Drive (that’s a mouthful), and I should mention it has a Star Wars-themed design to it. Now, I’d like to give my brief impressions of my experience with the drive.
In my experience, If there’s any consistent brand in the tech world, it’s Seagate. Every product I’ve used from them has worked exactly as advertised. The only caveat with a majority of their products is the price. I’ll never be one to tell people how to spend their money, though I will recommend what I think is worth it. From what I’ve experienced so far, I’d say the Beskar Drive is 100% worth it.
First things first, the Star Wars design on the drive is extremely nice to look at and was done exceptionally well. You won’t be looking at the drive too much since it’ll be inside the PS5. So, if you’d want this specific drive over most others, you’d most likely get it to have as a collectible in the future.
After testing I can confirm that this drive does exactly what it sets out to do. It adds more storage for PS5 games and performs the games with the same consistency as the internal PS5 SSD. My go-to game when it comes to testing out these aspects is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart since it’s a true PlayStation 5 exclusive that takes advantage of the SSD. As I expected, the difference in load times between SSDs is non-existent. The Beskar and the Internal PS5 SSD load at the same rate and in some instances if you wanted to get intricate, I’d say the Seagate Drive was a bit quicker by a few milliseconds with other games such as Returnal and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
The setup of the Seagate Drive is simple and can easily be done in a few minutes with the help of many Youtube videos online. The price point will always be a point of contention with many and I can say that no SSD for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S will be cheap these days. I’d say if you really want to save money on the Seagate Drive, you can skip out on the Star Wars theme and just get an original one to save just a bit of money. At the end of the day, these drives will run you around $200. And if you ask me, I’d say it’s worth investing in if you are in desperate need of more storage for your games.