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Seagate FireCuda 510 1TB SSD Review

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as well as MB/s result) we record the performance of drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

100GB data file.
60GB iso image.
60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).
5GB (1.5bn pixel) photo.
Blu-ray Movie.
21GB 8K Movie demos.
11GB 4K Raw Movie Clips (8 MP4V files).


The Seagate FireCuda 510 handled our real life file transfers without any problems.

To get a measure of how much faster PCIe NVMe drives are than standard SATA SSD’s we use the same files but transfer to and from a 512GB Toshiba OCZ RD400


Taking the SATA SSD out of the lop and using a NVMe drive instead saw some mighty transfer rates being delivered with over 1GB/s performance for all bar four of the  tests and over 2GB/s for the 12GB Movie Folder, BluRay movie and 10GB Photo folder transfers.

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