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Seagate’s FireCuda 540 PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSDs Are Its Fastest Yet

Seagate is currently officially released The latest line of FireCuda family SSDs. The FireCuda 540 PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSD is claimed to be “50% faster than Gen4 M.2 NVMe drives and 17x faster than SATA-based SSDs,” allowing up to 10,000 MB/s data transfer with a mix. Is possible. of advanced technology. According to Seagate, the FireCuda 540 drives are available now, priced at £179.99 / £199.90 (1TB) and £299.99 / £329.90 (2TB).

The Seagate FireCuda 540 PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSD targets “pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation,” the storage company claims. The performance offered here comes from using a fast new PCIe Gen5 interface, a Seagate-validated E26 controller, and new 3D TLC NAND.

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FireCuda 530

FireCuda 540


PCIe Gen4

PCIe Gen5

form factor

M.2 2280

M.2 2280

Maximum transfer amount




1,275TBW, 1.8M MTBF

2,000 TWB, 1.8M MTBF

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No further technical data is available for the Seagate FireCuda 540 as the product page/datasheet has not yet been published. There is also a discrepancy between the press release and Amazon’s product page, one stating that the maximum available capacity is 2TB, while the other says this new generation drive is available in up to 4TB. said. The truth is that initially he will only be available in 1 TB and 2 TB versions, after which a 4 TB model could be coming.

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