The Seagate FireCuda 530 is one of the fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. It’s one of the few drives that can challenge the speedy power of the WD_Black SN850. The only reason it’s on the list of the best SSDs for gaming is that the regular retail price is much higher than Western Digital’s offer. The good news is that today you can save a whopping £60 off the regular suggested retail price and grab it for £160 instead. This makes it a tempting option for a fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. You are built around Micron’s Phison E18 controller and Micron’s 176L TLC NAND memory. This next-generation ultra-fast storage unit delivers sequential read and writes speeds of 7300MB/s and 6000MB/s.
It’s swift. And at 1TB, it offers plenty of room for your OS and your games. If you feel especially flush, you can pick up 2TB for £319 too, for a huge savings of £115.
There’s another plus to this particular deal. It comes with an EKWB-designed heatsink that allows it to be plugged into a PlayStation 5 without additional cooling. So, if you have a next-gen console or your PS5-owning friends keep asking you which SSD they should upgrade their console to. This disc is highly recommended.
If you’re not too worried about the heatsink, then the base drive is also available at Amazon is slightly cheaper at £149.99. For the sake of an extra dozen. I’d recommend the additional cooling that the eBuyer deal offers – at the very least. It’ll be easier for console owners to sell if you decide to upgrade further down the road.
Whichever model you choose, it’s good to see this high-end drive drop to a more reasonable level with whichever model you choose. There were never any questions about its performance, but it was too expensive to run for most. At this price, it’s a much more enticing prospect.