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

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!

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Seagate FireCuda 530 Ratings

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Fast as she gets!

The Seagate FireCuda 530 Gen 4 NVMe SSD is a premium product made of the best in SSD controller and NAND flash. It hits highs of 7.3GB/s read, 7GB/s write and over 1 million read and write IOPS. It comes with a 5-year warranty and has a premium price point attached.

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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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