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    Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    The ideal companion for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen?
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    So on Scan 500GB 520 is selling cheaper than the 510. ok

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by blokeinkent View Post
    So on Scan 500GB 520 is selling cheaper than the 510. ok
    Yeah - but watch out for the lower write speed of the 500GB 520 vs the 1TB+ 520s.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    The key selling point, of course, is performance, and peak sequential read and write speeds of up to 5,000MB/s and 4,400MB/s are not to be scoffed at. A near-45 per cent uptick in read performance is reason enough for most enthusiasts to want to upgrade,
    Not true, imo. "Enthusiasts", typically speaking, are the people who still use bang for buck but they use it in crazy places like, M.2 drives, top end graphics cards cases, monitors, etc. They'll spend real money because they feel a real feeling of..accomplishment ? I guess. I suck at words. I should get a thesaurus.

    ANYWHO. My entire point is, no enthusiast is changing their m.2 to one of these. The types of people who do that aren't enthusiasts, they're the show offs, the clowns, the ones who must have the best etc. because yeah it might be faster at read and write in single file performance, but considering that with a current 1tb m.2 (which is literally half the price of this) games open before I click the buttons, and the ones with 4K textures are annoying purely because I have to wait so long for my mates to load in...if you're paying twice as much for what would equate to a nominal amount of performance increase, you're not en enthusiast..you're just a clown.

    Also I bet you drive an Audi

    EDIT: before it's brought up, every reference to media production was purposely left out, as this wouldn't be used for that, as there are better options, done a thousand different better ways with a thousand different budgets. But no bean counter office is ever gonna let you have these for your production server

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Not true, imo. "Enthusiasts", typically speaking, are the people who still use bang for buck but they use it in crazy places like, M.2 drives, top end graphics cards cases, monitors, etc. They'll spend real money because they feel a real feeling of..accomplishment ? I guess. I suck at words. I should get a thesaurus.

    ANYWHO. My entire point is, no enthusiast is changing their m.2 to one of these. The types of people who do that aren't enthusiasts, they're the show offs, the clowns, the ones who must have the best etc. because yeah it might be faster at read and write in single file performance, but considering that with a current 1tb m.2 (which is literally half the price of this) games open before I click the buttons, and the ones with 4K textures are annoying purely because I have to wait so long for my mates to load in...if you're paying twice as much for what would equate to a nominal amount of performance increase, you're not en enthusiast..you're just a clown.

    Also I bet you drive an Audi

    EDIT: before it's brought up, every reference to media production was purposely left out, as this wouldn't be used for that, as there are better options, done a thousand different better ways with a thousand different budgets. But no bean counter office is ever gonna let you have these for your production server
    To be fair... although I can see some point in your logic I strongly disagree. Someone with a new Ryzen 3 system with a decent X570 board would be mad not to buy one of these if they are in for a decent upgrade. I have a corsair g3 nvme drive and it's awesome makes an absolutely huge difference to how the system responds in normal useage
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Do also be aware that Gen 4 drives are backward compatible; with the same drive attached to our regular Intel test platform via PCIe Gen 3 x4, we managed sequential read and write speeds of 3,481MB/s and 3,358MB/s, respectively. Handy to know if you're planning to use the drive on an existing rig before upgrading to PCIe Gen 4 at a later date.
    any chance of testing a Gen 3 drive in the Gen 4 slot too see if it goes any faster? see whether the Gen 3's are forward compatible?
    to see whether its worth paying so much for the Gen 4. they all seem to cap around these speeds so maybe there more to be had from them in the faster Gen 4 slot?

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    any chance of testing a Gen 3 drive in the Gen 4 slot too see if it goes any faster? see whether the Gen 3's are forward compatible?
    to see whether its worth paying so much for the Gen 4. they all seem to cap around these speeds so maybe there more to be had from them in the faster Gen 4 slot?
    My Corsair Force isn't any quicker in a gen 4 slot.... if that helps
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Someone with a new Ryzen 3 system with a decent X570 board would be mad not to buy one of these if they are in for a decent upgrade. I have a corsair g3 nvme drive and it's awesome makes an absolutely huge difference to how the system responds in normal useage
    Agreed - the target buyers will be the folks building a system based around the latest ThreadRipper / Ryzen CPUs on the latest motherboards/chipsets... that's the only place to get the necessary PCI 4.0 M.2 sockets right now.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    I just don't trust seagate as a brand for consumers... I don't know -_-

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    These are backwards compatible yes ?
    Otherwise i don't know what i should do if i was so lucky to win one here.

    I know my TR4 board cant max it out, still a nice C: i would like to have.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    These are backwards compatible yes ?
    Otherwise i don't know what i should do if i was so lucky to win one here.

    I know my TR4 board cant max it out, still a nice C: i would like to have.
    Yes backwards compatible. Forward looking lol
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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    I just don't trust seagate as a brand for consumers... I don't know -_-
    Glad it's not just me... every Seagate drive I've ever had has been trouble vs maybe 1 Western Digital drive out of 20+ over the years.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Did I miss something or was this the only PCIE G4 x 4 drive they tested? Why would they compare it to only Gen3 drives???

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by globalwarning View Post
    Did I miss something or was this the only PCIE G4 x 4 drive they tested? Why would they compare it to only Gen3 drives???
    There's not many PCIE Gen 4 options out there right now (and some of the current Gen 4 M.2 SSDs - e.g. Sabrent - use relatively slow FLASH memory despite the fast interface) - but still a useful article, if only to get a handle on the difference in performance between PCIE generations.

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    still waiting for samsung Gen 4 m.2 SSD's...

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    Re: Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen 4 SSD

    Honestly, I would have liked to have seen a little bit of info over how hot they get etc and/or whether their performance is affected by being too hot like some of the older cards are/were.

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