Seagate FireCuda 530 SSD review

PS5 lover

from ₹ 12,999

With heatsink for (500GGB), ₹20,999 (1TB), ₹39,999 (2TB)

Pro-grade storage for your PlayStation 5 might just be the thing to put aside the worries of deleting games for good. The Seagate Firecuda 530 is one of the fastest, if not the fastest NVMe SSDs we’ve tested.

With a Sequential Read of 7,300 MB/s and a Sequential Write of 6,900 MB/s, the Firecuda 530 (2TB) we tested feels like a natural extension of the PS5’s internal storage. It runs oh-so-smoothly and the heat management is kept to a minimum. There are contingents in place to keep it from thermal throttling as well.

In short, the Seagate Firecuda 530 is built for speed and it’s even officially PlayStation 5 compatible so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with the thing. Simply plug and play. It’s monkey-easy.

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.


If you want a no-nonsense storage expansion for your PlayStation 5, the Seagate is probably the most performance-oriented SSD out there. It just works and, works hella fast. Even for PC gamers, the speed benefits are tremendous but you’ll have to pony up for that lovely performance.

Stuff Says

The best storage expansion for your PS5, even if it costs a bit more than the competition
Good stuff
Bad stuff
  1. Very fast

  1. Future-proof

  1. Long warranty

  1. Pricey