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Seagate FireCuda 540 SSD Review: Premium Performance Meets Outstanding Warranty

The Seagate FireCuda 540 is a fast and reliable PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD with a great warranty. FireCuda’s performance is also good to excellent across the board, including sustained workloads, helping drive this push towards future DirectStorage gaming titles. You’ll need a PCIe 5.0 capable motherboard to get the most out of it, especially since the drives arrive bare, so you’ll need a motherboard with built-in M.2 cooling and a high-end price point. Seagate’s attention to detail with this drive makes it suitable for workstations as well, if you can apply your own cooling.

My first intuition was that the FireCuda 540 and Corsair MP700, drives that share the same hardware and also adopt the bare drive approach. E26 reference heatsink, Inland TD510comes with a small fan for active cooling, which is annoying to the power supply, noisy and usually useless, so it’s a good plan to do away with it. It also makes sense to let the user decide how the drive is cooled, as visual match is important in high-end machines. As well as having another option, Crucial T700 and Gigabyte Aorus 10000but Seagate wanted something simple with this drive.

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