Seagate FireCuda 530 is the company’s latest gaming solid state drive (SSD). The PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD can deliver sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MBps. The SSD is offered in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage options. The Seagate FireCuda 530 uses its PCIe Gen4 power to have transfer rates twice as fast compared to PCIe Gen3 SSDs and is claimed by the company to be 12 times faster than SATA-based SSDs. Seagate’s gaming SSD comes in two versions – the vanilla FireCuda 530 and the FireCuda 530 with heatsink.
Seagate FireCuda 530 Price in India, availability
The Seagate FireCuda 530 vanilla costs Rs. 10,999 for the 500GB storage variant, Rs. 18,999 for the 1TB and Rs storage variant. 38,499 for the 2GB storage variant. The Seagate Gaming SSD is available for purchase through many authorized online and offline retailers starting today, September 2nd. The SSD will soon be offered by Amazon, but it’s not clear when it will be available for purchase. Amazon’s list shows ‘currently unavailable’ at time of writing.
Seagate FireCuda 530 with heatsink costs Rs. 12,999 for the 500GB storage variant, Rs. 20,999 for the 1TB and Rs storage variant. 39,999 for the 2TB storage variant. They will be available for purchase in late September.
The SSD comes with a three-year Rescue Data Recovery service plan along with a five-year limited warranty.
Seagate FireCuda 530 Specifications and Features
The PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD is considered to be twice as fast compared to the PCIe Gen3 SSD in transfer rates. Seagate FireCuda 530 can provide sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MBps and sequential write speeds of up to 6,900 MBps. The SSD can also last longer with its 1.8M MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of up to 5100 TBW (TeraBytes Recorded). This means that users can write and delete 70% of the SSD capacity every day for five years.
Seagate FireCuda 530 is built with a Seagate validated E18 controller and 3D TLC NAND to deliver fast speeds and durability while gaming. The SSD is built using the two-sided M.2 2280 form factor. The FireCuda 530 with heatsink is compatible with PlayStation 5 consoles. However, users need the PlayStation 5 beta system software for it to work.
The SSD also comes with SeaTools and Seagate DiscWizard, which will make it easier for users to add new disks to their computers, while monitoring the health and performance of the SSD.