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Seagate recently launched its latest PC gaming SSD, the FireCuda 530. A PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD with long-lasting endurance of 1.8M MTBF and up to 5100 TBW, Seagate’s FireCuda 530 boasts sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s and offers transfer rates that are up to 2 and 12 times faster than PCIe Gen3 SSDs and SATA-based SSDs, respectively. Leveraging a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND, the FireCuda 530 also features a minimalistic heatsink designed by EKWB that utilizes a “massive, high-grade” aluminum block instead of traditional cooling fins for maximum cooling performance.

Available in capacities up to 4TB, the FireCuda 530 offers long lasting endurance of 1.8M MTBF and up to 5100 TBW— meaning gamers can write and delete 70 percent of the drive capacity every day for 5 years. […] Shipping this summer, Seagate’s FireCuda 530 is offered for MSRPs of $139.99 (500GB), $239.99 (1TB), $489.99 (2TB), and $949.99 (4TB), and FireCuda 530 with the heatsink is offered for MSRPs of $159.99 (500GB), $259.99 (1TB), $539.99 (2TB), and $999.99 (4TB).

Source: Seagate

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3 Comments

  1. Price is high for the heatsink, yes.

    TLC vs. QLC at least, though I’d like to see more MLC drives, though I know they’d be expensive.

    I want to review these drives.

  2. [QUOTE=”Brent_Justice, post: 36798, member: 3″]
    Price is high for the heatsink, yes.

    TLC vs. QLC at least, though I’d like to see more MLC drives, though I know they’d be expensive.

    I want to review these drives.
    [/QUOTE]
    I would also love more MLC drives. Even better would be some 1TB SLC drives, but no one is making those 🙁

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