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Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB SSD Review

We used CrystalDiskMark 8‘s custom settings to test the Sequential read and write performance of the drive through a range of queue depths. The setup for the tests is listed below.

128KB Sequential Read / Write.

Transfer Request Size: 128KB, Thread(s): 1, Outstanding I/O: 1-32.

The best Sequential read figure we saw in this test of 7,252.02MB/s is a little short of the official maximum of 7,300MB/s. The best write test figure of 6,869.67MB/s is closer to the official best of 6,900MB/s.

128KB Sequential Read Performance v QD compared

At QD1, the FireCuda 530 sits near the bottom of the results chart, some way behind the previous generation FireCuda 520. However, as the queue depth deepens the FireCuda 530 starts to pull away from the older drive. At QD32 the FireCuda 530 is the third-fastest consumer drive we've seen to date in this test and is some 2,321MB/s faster than the 1TB FireCuda 520.

128KB Sequential Write Performance v QD compared

When it comes to Sequential write performance, the FireCuda 530 sits in sixth position in the results chart at QD1, moving up to third at QD2. At both QD4 and QD32, the drive sits on top of the pile. At all the tested queue depths the new drive is much faster than the previous generation FireCuda 520 when it comes to Sequential writes.

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