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Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe M.2 2280 SSD $179.79 Delivered @ Amazon UK via AU

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All time low according to Camelcamelcamel


Controller: Seagate (Custom Phison E18)
Memory: Micron 176L TLC
DRAM Cache: SK Hynix 2GB LPDDR4
Sequential Read: 7300 MB/s
Sequential Write: 6900 MB/s
Random Read: 1,000,000 IOPS
Random Write: 1,000,000 IOPS
Endurance (TBW): 2550 TB
Warranty: 5 Years

Check comments from previous deal here and here.

Also part of the Buy 2, Save 9% promo. The Heatsink version is also part of the same Buy 2, Save 9% promo.

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  • Bought two, cheers OP

  • +4

    So much for SSD prices have to go up from Lexar ANZ rep.

    • He is right, they will eventually increase as NAND Flash is skyrocketing although it will take some time to reflect this in actual pricing. By the end of November prices will start to rise to the correct cost.

      • NAND flash makers are reducing output on it and cutting cost. The demand is still low. Some makers are releasing more cost effective models.

        Other NAND flash makers do have a bigger margin to move price, compared to Lexar with YMTC based NAND. NQ790 (QLC version) is coming. Anyway, demand is not high is the main issue.

      • +1

        I think your definition of skyrocketing might be different from others.

  • this works in a ps5 too.

    • How long has it been installed in yours and notice any issues since then compared to 1tb apart from storage?

  • No heat sink

    • +10

      Correct. Only the heatsink version has a heatsink. You can find the link to it in the deal description.

      • -3

        That wasn't there at the time I posted my comment, but I'm glad I could help point it out

        • +9

          That wasn't there at the time I posted my comment

          Yes it was. There have been no edits made to the deal after your comment.
          Also, the revision history shows that it was there from the moment the deal was first posted


          • +1

            @HomeAlone: Love the detail, as an auditor, finding this comment very exciting.

          • -5

            @HomeAlone: Must have missed it.

            I'm glad I could further accentuate the detail in the OP for other ozbargainers, that there is no heat sink, in case they missed it in the description like me.

        • Use your eyes next time.

  • +1

    Estimated delivery date is 7-10 weeks out.

    2 weeks for the heatsink version.

  • +2

    Hi all, was wondering if someone could help me a bit. I've got a 990PRO which I believe has DRAM as I know that's better for boot drives but unfortunately, it's only 1TB and filling up quickly with game updates. Is there a benefit for having a storage drive like this with DRAM cache or does it not really matter for game storage? I missed the Lexar 4TB deal by a hair and just want to know what's more beneficial to look out for. Thank you very much.

    • You can still grab a Lexar NM790 from BPC cheaper although still not as close to that deal. It will be fine for added storage. This is work too but is more suited to a system drive and $45 more for the same size.

      Edit: Lexar from BPC also comes with a Mr Beast chocolate bar now

    • The DRAM will just make it feel a tini bit snappier and writing large files to the drive will be quicker as the dramless drives slow down sooner vs dram drives once the "reserved nand cache" (dram substitute) fills up…. wont change anything else.

    • +1

      It comes down to your budget. NM790 dangles with PCIe gen 4 x4, TLC, 4TB at a decent price (i.e. not ripping you off like most mainstream SSD makers with their 4TB SSDs). However, you are still paying for PCIe gen 4 x4 (if you factored in all the past great deals).

      DRAM vs DRAMless. It is obvious, NM790 won't be at the current price if it has DRAM. NM790 does well in tests gamers care about.

  • +1

    Was considering the 970 Evo Plus 2TB as I'm only Gen3, and I usually go for Samsung due to their support in Australia.

    Decided to try these. Nice price for two, and needed two. Was impressed with the TBW and the reviews in virtualised environments which is where this is going. Also impressed by the controller and NAND.

    Even the 990 Pro from a few days ago is 2TB/1200TBW. This model is twice that.

    • +1

      The TBW has a bit of marketing involved. Samsung and WD generally keeps TBW low for their future products.

      FireCuda 530, being Phison E18 based, technically went backwards, compared to Phison E16 based products. Phison E16 based 2TB SSDs typically have 3600TBW.

      • I did a bit of searching and you're absolutely right, a step backwards regarding TBW but a step forward for performance.

        I'll hold Seagate accountable if the drive starts failing within the TBW limits.

        I intend to use the drive for NVR and a download drive so it's going to get an absolute thrashing.

  • Great deal! Bought two. Thanks mate.

  • +1

    Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not installed yet
    Reviewed in Australia on 22 October 2021
    Colour: FireCuda530Capacity: 1 TB Style Name: 530 NVMe SSD - Gen4 Verified Purchase
    I bought this for my son, he hasn't installed it yet, waiting on another part before installing.

    Top reviews or fan comments? xD

      • -1

        Maybe because companies don’t leave you alone once you buy something from them :P

      • Yep spot on. I always look for the reviews from people who've actually used the product for a decent period of time.

  • -3

    If you buy SSD buy Samsung.

    • Why?

      • +2

        Because word is Samsung support is something to experience at least once in a lifetime.

  • +1

    Is there a Ozbargain consensus on the best SSD for PS5? I'm hanging out for Black Friday sales.

    • There's a few that do the job well. Nas Compares does a pretty good job reviewing them here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZCANk6tpgk
      Although his most recent testing was last year so doesn't account for anything released after that.

  • Might not be as good as the 990 pro but still a solid NVME

  • Anyone found a cheap qualifying item for the extra 9%?

    Best I've found so far ar these quality $10 Glue Spreaders

  • +1

    The 1 star reviews are pretty concerning, i also found a reddit thread with numerous people complaining about these dieing with 0 support from seagate.

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