Seagate is entering the PCIe Gen5 SSD race with a FireCuda 540 drive that promises to deliver performance on par with the best SSDs on the market. It far exceeds the performance of PCIe Gen4 drives. FireCuda 540 devices promise to deliver up to 1.5M IOPS and sequential read and write speeds of up to 10 GB/s, along with the durability and reliability you’ve come to expect from Seagate.
Seagate’s FireCuda 540 2TB SSD is capable of up to 10,000 MB/s sequential read/write speeds and up to 1.5 million random IOPS, according to an initial listing on the following site. amazon uk and B&H in the United States (discoverer) @momomo_us). The drive offers up to 2,000 TBW write endurance with a 5-year warranty, slightly higher than the 1,400 TBW endurance of competing PCIe Gen5 SSDs. Along with a higher endurance rating, the drive comes bundled with his three-year subscription to Seagate’s Rescue data recovery service.
Seagate has not disclosed which controller it uses for its FireCuda 540 2TB SSD, but the fact that the company is working very closely with Phison and the only client SSD platform capable of primetime Considering the fact that it’s Phison’s PS5026-E26, it’s safe to say that this is the controller that powers the drive. Seagate, on the other hand, has decided not to equip its new SSD with an advanced cooling system, unlike its competitors, so the drive is equipped with a graphene heat spreader.
As for 3D NAND memory, Seagate’s FireCuda 540 appears to use the proven 3D TLC NAND with a 1,600 MT/s interface. As such, the sequential read/write speed is limited to 10,000 MB/s. Meanwhile, up to 1,500,000 random read/write IOPS provide the same overall user experience as drives rated at 12,500 MB/s sequential read/write speeds in most cases.
Seagate’s 2TB FireCuda 540 drive is priced $319.99 This is on par with other 2TB PCIe Gen5 SSDs on the market that offer similar performance.
Seagate is primarily known for its hard drives, but it also makes top-of-the-line SSDs. Both the FireCuda 520 and FireCuda 530 garnered the following accolades: tom’s hardware. However, there were problems with these drives. It came to market much later than its competitors because Seagate wanted to get the most out of everything they got from each Phison controller. In contrast, the FireCuda 540 is about to be released about three months after the first PCIe Gen5 drives hit the market. This is definitely an improvement in terms of timing.
Based on the known specs of the FireCuda 540 2TB, the company was able to maximize random read/write performance from a Phison PS5026-E26 based drive without using the fastest memory available. It can be said that it continues to provide higher performance.Durability rating when compared to at least partly of conflicting drive. It would be especially interesting to see these drives in our lab.