The Seagate FireCuda 530 is the company’s newest gaming solid-state drive (SSD), and it is available now.
Successive read rates of up to 7,300MBps are possible with the PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD on the market. The SSD is available in three different storage capacities: 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
When compared to PCIe Gen3 SSDs, the Seagate FireCuda 530 makes advantage of its PCIe Gen4 power to achieve twice the transfer speeds, and the manufacturer claims that it is 12 times quicker than SATA-based SSDs. The Seagate gaming SSD is available in two different configurations: the standard FireCuda 530 and the FireCuda 530 with heatsink.
Seagate FireCuda 530: Specifications
It is stated that the PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD has double the transfer speeds of the PCIe Gen3 SSD when compared to the latter. Seagate FireCuda 530 hard drives can achieve sequential read rates of up to 7,300MBps and sequential write speeds of up to 6,900MBps.
With a 1.8M MTBF (mean time between failures) and a capacity of up to 5,100 TBW, the SSD may also survive for a longer period of time (TeraBytes Written). This means that users will be able to write and erase 70 percent of the SSD’s capacity every day for the next five years.
The Seagate FireCuda 530 is equipped with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and 3D TLC NAND to provide gamers with high speeds and long-lasting endurance. Double-side form factor M.2 2280 is used in the construction of the storage device. The FireCuda 530 with the heatsink is compatible with PlayStation 5 gaming consoles, according to the manufacturer. Users would, however, require the PlayStation 5 beta system software in order for it to function.
Users will be able to monitor the health and performance of the SSD through the use of Seagate’s SeaTools and DiscWizard software, which will make it easier for them to add fresh drives to their PCs.
Price and availability
For the 500GB storage option, the Seagate FireCuda 530 costs Rs. 10,999; for the 1TB storage variant, Rs. 18,999; and for the 2TB storage variant, Rs. 38,499 (all in Indian rupees). Starting today, September 2, Seagate’s gaming SSD will be available for purchase through a variety of online and offline authorized resellers. The SSD will be available for purchase through Amazon in the near future, although it is not clear when this will be the case. At the time of writing, the Amazon site said that the item was “currently unavailable.”
The 500GB storage model of the Seagate FireCuda 530 with the heatsink is priced at Rs. 12,999, the 1TB storage variant at Rs. 20,999, and the 2TB storage variant at Rs. 39,999. The 2TB storage option is priced at Rs. 39,999. Purchasers will be able to get their hands on them before the end of September.