Seagate launches FireCuda 530: the fastest client solid state drive to date
Seagate released the fastest SSD to date for client PCs.This Fire Kuda 530 It is a PCIe 4.0 x4 gaming SSD that can provide a data transfer rate of up to 7.3 GB/s and a level of durability far exceeding the level provided by today’s client drives. In addition, these hard drives also come with Seagate’s data recovery service, so you can rest easy.
This Seagate FireCuda 530 The series has 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacity drives. This series is based on Phison PS5018-E18 platform (8 NAND channels, 32 CE, NVMe 1.4, DRAM cache support) and the latest 3D TLC NAND memory. Seagate’s engineers have greatly enhanced this memory to maximize durability Sex and performance. These drives are equipped with a fairly thick thin aluminum heat sink designed by EKWB to ensure predictable performance under high loads.
In terms of performance, Seagate’s FireCuda 530 2TB and 4TB models have sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s, sequential write speeds of up to 6,900 MB/s, and random read/write IOPS of up to 1,000,000 times. This is much higher compared to competing drives driven by Phison’s E18 platform. High performance is accompanied by fairly high power consumption, ranging from 5.8W to 8.4W.
The performance of the Seagate FireCuda 530 is worthy of respect, but the company has also surpassed the durability of these SSDs. The entry-level FireCuda 500GB has a five-year rated write capacity (TBW) of up to 640 TB, while the top-level FireCurd 4TB has a rated capacity of 5,100 TBW. From the perspective of drive writes per day (DWPD), Seagate guarantees a 0.7 DWPD rating, which is at least twice as high as the 0.3 DWPD guaranteed by competing drives.
One thing to note is that the high-capacity FireCuda 530 drives are double-sided, so they are physically thicker than the 500GB and 1TB models.
Seagate’s FireCuda 530 will soon be available from the company’s retail partners. The suggested retail price of the cheapest 500GB model is US$139.99, while the top 4TB SKU is priced at US$949.99.