Seagate Announces New FireCuda 520 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
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Seagate, today, released their first PCIe 4.0-capable NVMe SSD, named the FireCuda 520. The existing lineup of PCIe 3.0 and SATA drives (FireCuda/BarraCuda 510) also gets an upgrade with new NAND flash.

The FireCuda 520 utilizes a PCIe 4.0×4 interface and the NVMe 1.3 protocol, which is compatible with AMD’s X570 chipset/motherboards. The SSD is equipped with the Phison PS5016-E16 memory controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND Flash from Toshiba (BiSC4). It is claimed to have sequential speeds of up to 5000 MB/s in read and 4400 MB/s in write. Random read/write performance can reach up to 760,000 IOPS and 700,000 IOPS.

Three capacities are available, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB, with only M.2 2280 form factor. They are tested to last for 1.8 million hours (MTBF) and have endurance rating from 850 TBW to 3600 TBW. All models come with a 5-year warranty.

You can purchase the FireCuda 520 SSD now. The 500 GB model costs $124.99 USD, 1 TB for $249.99 USD and 2 TB for $429.99 USD (MSRP).

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