The FireCuda 530 also comes with a three-year Rescue Data Recovery Service plan and a five-year limited warranty so if you make a boo-boo, the folks at Seagate can repair and recover your data no questions asked. Just don’t put questionable stuff on it.
Starting at a cool ₹12,499 for the 500GB with heatsink, the Firecuda 530 is competitively priced with the WD SN850. Although there’s a bit of Seagate premium lathered here for that jaw-dropping performance. It’s also endurance tested for 1.8M MTBF, meaning you can sit for 5 years daily and write and delete 70% of the drive capacity.
The chunky aluminium block that sits on top of the SSD doesn’t sport any fins but it’s specially designed by EKWB and it works wonders to keep the Seagate FireCuda 530 cool. This finely cut block of aluminium slots nicely into place inside the PS5’s NVMe SSD housing. All you need is a screwdriver to get inside.
The drive is built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND meaning it comes with the latest generation innards that the competition doesn’t. On the PC gaming side, you get Seagate’s SeaTools and DiscWizard applications bundled to monitor the health and performance of the drive.
While playing graphic-intensive games like Horizon: Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, the Seagate FireCuda 530 SSD barely thermal throttles if at all. We even did a blind test to check if our colleagues and loved ones could tell which game is running on the internal SSD and the Seagate. Naturally, it was impossible for them to pinpoint which is faster or slower. The Seagate is extremely fast and always at peak performance with triple-A games.