With sequential read speeds of up to 7,300MB / s, the FireCuda 530 catalyzes the power of PCIe 4.0 with transfer rates up to two times faster than previous generation SSDs and up to 12 times faster than SATA SSDs. 3. The drive is built with a Seagate validated E18 SSD controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND memory to provide the most advanced speed and durability ever seen on a PC.
Seagate FireCuda 530, with optional EKWB heatsink
One of the novelties of this SSD is that Seagate will offer the option to buy it with its minimalist heat sink that consists of a mere aluminum foil, or with an aluminum block (also with a minimalist design) specially designed by the renowned manufacturer EKWB, that changes the traditional aluminum fins for a block of the highest quality and with a great thickness and a fine texture finish that according to the company maximizes cooling. Even though it is an aluminum heatsink made by EKWB, it is not liquid cooled but a mere passive heatsink.
“We ran into a most exciting challenge when designing a custom heatsink with the goal of having a low profile for the tightest builds but also providing the best thermal dissipation, while maintaining the sleek design that so much the line of Seagate FireCuda products such as EKWB are known ».- said Kat Silberstein, CEO of EKWB, “The open and collaborative spirit of Seagate and EK is what has allowed this FireCuda 530 to really shine.”
Available in capacities up to 4TB, the FireCuda 530 SSD offers endurance up to 1.8 million hours (MTBF) and up to 5,100 TBW, which means gamers will be able to write to and remove 70% of the drive’s capacity from all days for 5 years before durability is exhausted. The Seagate FireCuda 530 offers a three-year data recovery service plan and a 5-year limited warranty so gamers have peace of mind knowing their data is safe.
The drive also comes bundled with Seagate’s SeaTools and DiskWizard, making it easy for users to add new drives to their PC and monitor the health and performance of each drive.
Shipping this summer, the MSRP for the 500GB drives is $ 139.99, $ 239.99 for the 1TB drive, $ 489.99 for the 2TB drive, and $ 949.99 dollars for 4 TB capacity drives. If you want to purchase the FireCuda 530 with the EKWB heatsink, the price is $ 159.99 for the 500GB drive, $ 259.99 for the 1TB drive, $ 539.99 for the 2TB drive, and $ 999.99 dollars for the 4 TB drive.