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    Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Using the latest NAND / controller, Seagate boosts performance to up to 7,300MB/s.
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    I only got one problem... I don't trust seagate as a brand for the consumers... not sure if it is just still an old myth...

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    The FireCuda SSDs not only have 5 years of warranty support,they also get free data recovery as part of the warranty.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    I only got one problem... I don't trust seagate as a brand for the consumers... not sure if it is just still an old myth...
    It's definitely not. They are terrible in reliability and can't be trusted on warranty, very bad combination.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Anything to substantiate that?

    Regarding the article, it looks like one of the first of a new generation of SSDs using Micron's new 176L NAND. Performance looks very impressive, especially under sustained writes (not the same drive but based on same components): https://www.techpowerup.com/review/p...preview/6.html

    I look forward to seeing what the equivalent NAND from the other manufacturers performs like, but Micron appear to have a lead on this one.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    I only got one problem... I don't trust seagate as a brand for the consumers... not sure if it is just still an old myth...
    It's definitely not. They are terrible in reliability and can't be trusted on warranty, very bad combination.
    Will stick to Samsung, Intel and maybe Kingston or good old WD

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    WD is worse

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    I only got one problem... I don't trust seagate as a brand for the consumers... not sure if it is just still an old myth...
    That is somewhat a pretty old myth.

    Back in the days of getting mismatched platter sizes (1.5TB, 3TB etc) their reliability was pretty atrocious because of how much extra work the drive had to do.

    Backblaze overwhelmingly uses Seagate drives and yes, their failure metrics are slightly higher than their competitors but they make up for it in warranty and price. And it's been a long time since the Backblaze quarterly metric reports had Seagat at an over 3% failure rate for any of their drives.

    Plus, that old myth was for spinning rust, not for SSDs so...?

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Plus, that old myth was for spinning rust, not for SSDs so...?
    While that is true, it feels like Seagate have a policy of cutting corners to get the price down. For the likes of Backblaze that's fine as they can tolerate failures as long as the cost is low enough. I personally don't have enough spindles to spread the risk across though.

    I'm sure there are some corners that Seagate can cut on SSD designs.

    It is about 4 years now since I was cursing a spate of failures of Seagate drive that were in Dell workstations. Those workstations would have been at least a year old, so my latest data point is from drives made 5 years ago. That's recent enough for me to continue avoiding the brand like the plague as they seem to be holding a pattern of failures I've been seeing since my first expensive SCSI hard drive had to be returned many times under warranty back in 1989.
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSDs launched

    I guess that's okay until they swap the controller or nand used for something else. Like a few other manufacturers have done in the past. Also for that price, I'd expect the heatsink to be included.

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