REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The Seagate FireCuda 530 is one of the best Gen 4 SSDs on the market, and with that comes the premium price one would expect. Performance is chart topping which justifies the cost of Seagate choosing Microns best 1600 MT/s NAND, vice the norm we see at 1200MT/s. On an AMD Test Bench, sequential speeds of 7.3GB/s read and 7GB/s write is unheard of. On an Intel Bench, sequential performance at 7GB/s with read and write IOPS above the million mark is outstanding. But wait…. Look at that low 4K read and write at 88MB/s read and 368MB/s write. Things have certainly come along.
Make no mistake about it. This product is a Phison meets Micron combination that Seagate will be taking to the bank. Speaking of banks, those vying for the Seagate FireCuda 530 will be running their before purchase as this is a premium SSD and it is being aimed directly at gamers. FireCuda Gaming. We have this second sense that the Seagate FireCuda 530 will be one of those SSDs always on the ‘sold out’ list of even the most popular e-tailers. Editor’s Choice!