The new FireCuda 530 is an NVMe SSD that connects via PCI Express and takes advantage of the latest motherboards with the fourth generation of the standard. And it takes advantage of it well, considering that it is the fastest model for personal computers in the company.
The demand for gaming hardware is at its peak and we are not just talking about graphics cards. Players also want components that meet their demands, and they are very high. An aspect that may seem secondary, such as storage, is actually very important because it affects load times.
In these, Seagate arrives, revealing its new SSD for gamers from the FireCuda range; But this is not just any model, not only is it the fastest that the company has produced so far for this range, it also offers great capacity and resistance.
The FireCuda 530 boasts sequential read speeds of up to 7,300MB / s , an outrage, much faster than most SSDs available on the market. All thanks to the use of PCIe 4.0, although that means that to really take advantage of this model you will need a modern motherboard and processor compatible with the new standard.
In return, you will enjoy transfer rates up to two times faster than with PCIe 3.0 ; And if you come from a SATA-connected SSD (in 2.5-inch form factor), the improvement is even more overwhelming, 12 times faster.
But the connection doesn’t do all the work. The FireCuda 530 is capable of reaching those speeds thanks to the use of NAND 3D TLC memory chips, which structure the memory cells in several layers, in addition to the use of E18 drivers validated by Seagate.
Such speed has its drawbacks, such as the heat generated by the unit. That’s why Seagate claims that the most exciting challenge was designing a suitable heatsink that could offer thermal control, but at the same time would not disturb the interior of our computer. The design they have achieved goes unnoticed at first glance, but it is capable of making the FireCuda 530 work without problems.
The Seagate FireCuda will go unnoticed on our PC
Durability has also been worked on, and Seagate claims it achieves long-lasting endurance, 1.8 million hours mean time between failures. We will be able to write 5,100 TB before failing, which means writing and erasing 70% of the capacity every day for 5 years. Seagate offers a 5-year limited warranty for added peace of mind.
The Seagate FireCuda 530 will be available this summer, with a starting price of 151.90 euros for the 500 GB version; it reaches 4 TB, in which case it costs 1,109.90 euros. If we want the version with a heatsink, the 500 GB version costs 178.90 euros, and the 4 TB version, 1,179.90 euros.