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


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.


The AJA Video Systems Disk Test is relatively new to our testing and tests the transfer speed of video files with different resolutions and Codec.



TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features.  Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting.  Simply click on the title for a free copy.




The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.


Bit lower than expected, but still only points below the Corsair MP600 Gen 4×4 SSD.  Although one can’t answer for the success the HP series SSD has had, the Seagate FireCuda still right up there with the best.



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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.

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    It does seems like the pci4. 0 have not mu h performance gain compared to Samsung 970 evo plus.

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