Seagate FireCuda 530 Gen 4 SSD Review – Setting a New Standard in Performance

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 2.0

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs.

 

 

Although we would have liked to see high sequential performance of the FireCuda 530 above 6GB/s, these are just about the best results we have seen for an available   consumer SSD to date.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

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.

Once again, these are incredible results and this Total Score of 29617 is the highest we have ever had in an available consumer product.

AJA VIDEO SYSTEM DISK TEST

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

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.

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive. Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

PCMARK 10 QUICK SYSTEM BENCHMARK

The Quick System Drive Benchmark is a subset of the Full test and is more representative of typical daily usage to show what would be expected regarding hybrid SSD performance on a day-to-day basis.

In doing a comparison of other drives that we have tested on this Test Bench, we can see that the Seagate FireCuda  530 places second behind the Intel Optane DC P5800x in the Full System Drive benchmark, the Intel drive not being a consumer SSD of course.

TRUE DATA TESTING THE SEAGATE FIRCUDA 530 SSD

For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the Seagate FireCuda 530 Gen 4 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.

2 comments

  1. You didn’t mention it, but I guess this has Micron’s newest B47R Fortis 3D TLC memory that is in the Phison E18 B47R Fortis NVMe Gen 4 SSD Evaluation Sample Preview you reviewed a little while ago? If so, then I guess this would be the first commercially-released SSD with this new memory.
    However, the Phison E18 B47R Fortis NVMe Gen 4 SSD Evaluation Sample Preview lists a little better in the low 4K read and write speeds. Could this be due to different firmware, or just a difference in test samples?

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