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Seagate FireCuda 510 1TB SSD Review

Rating: 8.0.

Seagate are well known for their ranges of HDD covering all market sectors, but they have been a little slower than their competitors in embracing consumer SSDs – that is until today. Aimed at gamers, the FireCuda 510 is an NVMe 2280 M.2 drive using a combination of a Phison controller and 64-layer 3D TLC NAND.

 

 

At launch, the FireCuda 510 range comprises just two drives, 1TB and the flagship 2TB drive. The drive uses a combination of a Phison PS5012-E12 8-channel controller and Toshiba 64-layer BiCS 3D TLC NAND.

The 1TB drive is rated at up to 3,450MB/s and 3,200MB/s for Sequential read and writes respectively which are also the performance figures of the 2TB drive. Random 4K performance for the 1TB is up to 620,000 IOPS for reads and up to 600,000 IOPS for writes. The 2TB drive is rated at the same 600,000 IOPS for writes while reads are rated as up to 485,000 IOPS

The 1TB drive has a quoted TBW endurance figure of an excellent 1,300 TB and Seagate back the drive with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 1TB.
NAND Components: Toshiba 64-layer BiCS 3D TLC NAND.
NAND Controller: Phison PS5012-E12.
Cache: 1GB DDR4 DRAM.
Interface: PCIe Gen 3 ×4, NVMe 1.3.
Form Factor: M.2 2280
Dimensions: 80.15 x 22.15 x 3.58mm
Drive Weight: 8.1g

Firmware Version: STES1020.

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