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Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB M.2 Gen4 NMVe SSD $309.13 Delivered @ Amazon UK via AU


Pretty good price on this popular SSD.

Seagate FireCuda 530, 2 TB, Internal Solid State Drive - M.2 PCIe Gen4 ×4 NVMe 1.4, Transfer speeds up to 7,300 MB/s, 3D TLC NAND, 2,550 TBW, 1.8M MTBF, and 3-Year Rescue Services (ZP2000GM30013)

Also available with heatsink for $345: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0977K2C74/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_dl…

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  • +4

    Also with heat sink for $345.79- https://amzn.asia/d/hOAWMe1

    • Thanks bro. Despite me bitching about SSD prices, especially when they were $500+, I caved and ordered this. Wanted sub$300, but honestly it’s $310 + heat sink. Even if it goes at this point.. I got COD this month and I have no doubt this is the final year if not by December before prices for a 2tb hit sub $200

  • +4

    I bought one on the 27th with heatsink for 459, this is an absolute banger price. Might have to return mine.

    • +1

      Just buy another and have 2 :)

      • +5

        Yeah dollar average your ssds

  • Amazing price

  • +1

    Any recommended heatsinks to get to use this with a PS5 or is it better to just pay the extra $36 and get the one with the heatsink?

    • +2

      Just pay the extra to get the preinstalled one

      • Yeah, I ended up doing that :)

  • This or Kingston KC3000?

    • i would say this. best ssd for ps5 or so I heard and if you looking at Bpc Kingston kc3000 deal, then I would let you know that you looking at same delivery time if you choose free delivery plus some people don't recommend Bpc's choice of delivery option and other options will cost you 16Aud for delivery

      • +1

        Thank you! I should have qualified my question better; I'm not interested in using such SSD with PS5, so I'm more interested in aspects of real-world performance, durability, warranty, DRAM cache, performance for sustained writes (let say writing thousands of smallish files for 15+ minutes)…

        • +2

          SLC Cache / Sustained Write: It depends, if you like to managed to write files not exceeding SLC cache each time, then KC3000's SLC dynamic SLC cache larger. However, if you do exceed that, then FireCuda 530 is better (because when its SLC cache runs out, 530 is able to write close to 4000MB/s for some time still before dropping further).

          When the drive is empty, you'll need to be writing large files for more than 220 seconds for 530 to retake lead from KC3000. KC3000 has a more aggressive SLC cache, but the down side is once exhausted, it won't be able to recover that SLC cache for a while.
          But, in general, when SLC cache is in used, Seagate 530 is a bit faster.

          DRAM: Toss up. Probably the same.

          Warranty: Kingston's warranty is through the retailer. For me, I went back to MSY. MSY did not have that SSD in stock so I received a full refund. Unclear about Seagate's warranty.

          • @netsurfer: Thank you for detailed reply!

  • Thanks. Grabbed one for my upcoming build.

  • +1

    Ended up grabbing the heatsink version for my PS5, probably easier than messing around with a third party heatsink, plus it might not perform as well and what would I save, $20 max?

  • This or Samsung 980 Pro 2Tb? for my new PC.

    • +2


    • +3

      Same performance. Get whatever's cheaper.

    • +2

      If you are asking this question, then you probably won't notice the difference.

      In most tests, 530 is faster. However, in low to medium queue depth for random reads, 980 Pro does quite well (and can be a bit better than 530). Writes, 530 generally wins. So, it depends on whether your usage pattern is heavy random reads or heavy sequential reads.

      Generally, you get the cheaper one. However, if you want one that gives you nice results in Crystal DiskMark, then get Seagate 530.

  • +8

    We're going to see these prices crash over the next 3 months hopefully.


    Still grabbed one, the performance on these are good.

    • Good article but I think there is some marketing to the overall picture. Using a bell curve, I’d say most people who would buy a SSD for their ps5 would have done so buy now, market is saturated at this price point. Drop it to $200 and you reopen the door to normal people who didn’t want to spend $600 on a memory card. We all know in 5 years these will be $99. Just get it moving already.

  • +1

    Got one..before everything crashes along with my bank.


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  • +2

    This is a REALLY good price. Especially considering with the endurance on these drives, it could last you 8-10 years easily.

  • Got one. Thx.

  • Thanks OP, got one with a heat sink for the PS5 finally.

  • +1


    Seems like the sell off of older SSDs is starting, there is a new wave of SSD models coming in the next few months apparently. 990 pro, etc.

    The question is whether you should buy or HLOD for better prices …

    Edit: Oh no, someone clicked the buy button on my amazon cart.

    • You can easily cancel the order. Amazon UK is not going to really process the order right away. Your card hasn't even been charged yet.

      Samsung 990 Pro and WD SN850X are designed to compete with Phison E18 based SSDs. They won't be cheap, at least not for a while.

      We all know the SSD prices will drop further (we had the WD SN850 Amazon UK deals in the past). It is FOMO and cannot get rid of seeing those impressive benchmark result figures in the reviews for 530. Realistically, PCIe gen 4 SSDs are overkill for most of us.

      Then, there will be first round of PCIe gen 5 SSDs.

      • You can easily cancel the order. Amazon UK is not going to really process the order right away. Your card hasn't even been charged yet.

        Whoops, that was sarcasm lol.

        I have a need for a new SSD. Since I'm going to be using it for 5-10 years, this price for a gen 4 drive doesn't seem too bad.

        • Yeah I know so I knew you won't cancel it.

          Anyway, jokes aside, I do wish our local retailers will be able to give us this kind of deal soon. I was glad my most recent failed SSD was purchased from a physical store. I am not sure how Amazon will deal with this after year 3 for warranty support.

          I paid more for the SSD that failed, but I got a full refund after 3 years, and that refund allowed me to purchase a much better SSD. I am guessing Samsung, WD and Seagate, we can do RMA directly if required. Other brands will likely need to go through the sellers.

          I have a need for a new SSD

          Is that what we are doing to numb our brain? Okay, in that case, I need 4 more PCIe gen 5 SSDs for my next PC.

  • does it get too hot? is this safe to install in a laptop without the heatsink?

    • I don't think you can fit M.2 SSD with a heatsink in most of the laptops anyways.
      From what I've seen when I was watching some M.2 SSD laptop installation videos people just use thermal pads (or nothing).

    • Does your laptop support PCIe gen 4 m.2 SSD. If yes, why didn't it come with one?

      For laptops, what you need to check are:

      • Does the laptop m.2 slot support PCIe gen 4 x4?
      • Does that slot support double sided m.2 SSDs (if it is thin and light, it may not have sufficient space).
      • Power usage (do you care about it a lot or since SSDs don't take that much power, you are willing to have a slightly worse battery life).
      • Temperature, it depends a lot on your workload. Problem is, how are you going to fill the 2TB using your laptop, do you have at least a USB 3.2 gen 2 external SSD? If you only have USB 3.2 gen 1 devices and they can do at best ~500MB/s, do you think this SSD will really heat up like crazy?

      If your laptop supports only PCIe gen 3, this is an overkill and not really ideal.

      • yes, it's a precision 7770 workstation, it has 4x gen4 slots and only 1 is being used by a 1TB nvme, I want to install 2 more 2TB ones and I'm considering these firecudas. I would use one of them for the OS and the other one for dev work/vms. I was told by a college that these cards get really hot and may be an issue, so I'm not sure…

        • +1

          Not able to find a video on how to install it for 7770, only managed to find one for 7740:
          How to install an SSD- NVME - drive in your Dell Precision 7740

          If 7770 is similar, then it looks like the main m.2 slot has thermal pads on both sides (so double sided m.2 is fine). The other 3 seems to have thermal pads only on 1 side?

          The thermal pads will help (should be sufficient, unless you constantly write to your VMs non stop). The main concern is double sided SSDs. I don't have a Seagate 530, but all my PCIe gen 4 x4 2TB SSDs are double sided. 2 more 2TB SSDs (double sided), best to check with Dell first. I don't think both will fit (1 will in the main slot).

          PC World review article indicates Seagate 530 2TB and 4TB are double sided m.2 SSDs.

          • @netsurfer: I think it should be alright? check this picture… it's not from mine, I found it online https://phx02pap003files.storage.live.com/y4maTEr9Fvju_UsmSb…

            • @bp1984: Does it have another photo showing thermal pads underneath? Looks like 7770 is different so those 3 at the bottom left corner seem to support double sided SSDs (guessing there are thermal pads underneath).

              Does appear 7770 do support multiple double sided SSDs.

              • @netsurfer: no unfortunately… yes I think it should be alright, thanks!

  • price increased to $315.31 and only 1 can be purchased 😒

    • Ask bp1985 to buy another one for you.

      • that's what I did 😎

    • back to 309.13 now. :)

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