It Might Say Seagate, But We Know A Phison PS5018-E18 When We See One
The Seagate FireCuda 530 comes with the components we all know and love, Micron’s B47R 176-layer 3D TLC NAND and Phison’s PS5018-E18 NVMe 1.4 controller. This particular implementation offers a very impressive read throughput of 5,623MB/s, the highest that KitGuru has tested even if it falls short of the advertised 7,000MB/s. The writes are not quite as good, the result of 5,816 MB/s places it in seventh place; not that that is worth complaining about too much.
As for the operating temperature of the 2TB Seagate FireCuda 530, it peaked around 60C without a heatsink and exhibited no signs of thermal throttling. It is a good choice for a drive that will see a lot of writes, it is rated for 2,550 TB written and also comes with a five-year warranty. Seagate also offers a three years of their data recovery software for free, not a bad extra.
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Seagate’s lastest NVMe SSD is the FireCuda 530, the company’s 2nd generation PCIe Gen4 drive – following on from the FireCuda 520. This time around, Seagate is using a faster controller and the latest 176-layer NAND technology. We review the 2TB model, priced at £320.