Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe PCie 4.0 x 4 SSD Review (1TB)

TSSDR TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL

SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise storage media. For our Seagate FireCuda 520 Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD testing today, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized and will reach top speeds possible.

We are using a brand new ASRock X570 Creator Test bench which is AMD based and contains the AMD Ryzen 3700x Gen 4 CPU.  Our PC has been overclocked from 3600Mhz to 4300MHz and memory has been set at a XMP profile of 2667MHz,

 SYSTEM COMPONENTS

The components of this Test Bench are detailed below.  All hardware is linked for purchase and product sales may be reached by a simple click on the individual item. As well, the title is linked back to the individual build article where performance testing can be validated.

TSSDR ASROCK CREATOR GEN 4 X570 TEST BENCH   (link)

PC CHASSIS: Cougar Blazer Open Frame Gaming Mid-Tower Case
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock X570 Creator PCIe 4.0
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3700x
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro H150i  Pro RGB 360mm Liquid Cooling
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM850x 80Plus
GRAPHICS: MSI Armor Mk 2 Radeon RX570 OC
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz
STORAGE: Intel Optane 905P 1.5TB SSD
KEYBOARD: Corsair K57 Wireless Gaming
MOUSE: Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Wireless BT Gaming
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

BENCHMARK SOFTWARE

The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, AJA, TxBench, PCMark 8, and we will be conducting true testing data transfer comparisons. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.

CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER. 8.3.1

Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.

Crystal Disk Info validates that our SSD is running in PCIe 4.0 x4 (four lane), and also that NVMe 1.3 protocol is in use.

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Would be good to see some more details. Do these support multiple LBA formats and if so which ones? Do they support more than one namespace? How much data was written before running these benchmarks?

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We don’t test multiple LBA formats and, with respect to namespace, the same applies for any SSD that is divided into one or more logical drives. I wouldn’t believe you could create one or more namespaces using multiple SSDs as the flash relies on each controller separately. Similarly, we are not testing this SSD as an enterprise SSD or at different levels of data present on the sample drive.