EK, the European manufacturer of premium liquid cooling gear, and Seagate, a renowned HDD&SSD manufacturer, have partnered to launch the FireCuda 530 solid state drive with a heatsink, offering a minimalist design, anodized-aluminum body, and finely textured micropore surface to improve heat transfer and lower SSD temperatures. Thanks to that, FireCuda 530 can run at peak speeds for extended periods of time. This cutting-edge SSD has a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND memory, and achieves speeds of up to 7,300MB/s.
FireCuda 530 Heatsink
This SSD delivers incredible transfer speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s with extremely fast response times allowing applications to run fast, snappy, and with no bottlenecks in the storage department. It is ideal for high-bandwidth video rendering, previewing, and as a Photoshop scratch-disk for large files. It also works amazing for gaming, providing fast load times and great access times. FireCuda 530 has DDR4 memory for caching, but it also uses an SLC dynamic cache alongside a technology called SmartFlush to recover the SLC cache space quickly and making sure it never fills up its buffer.
All this speed also generates extra heat. This is why EK designed a low-profile heatsink that is built from high-grade aluminum with a finely textured anodized finish to maximize its cooling efficiency. This built-in heatsink helps reduce thermal throttling while allowing peak performance for extended periods of time.
FireCuda 530 Heatsink SSD works perfectly with PlayStation 5 consoles. It meets PS5 specs on performance and dimensions thanks to the low-profile heatsink. This built-in heatsink gives it an edge over the competing drives without a heatsink, but it also does not sacrifice any compatibility thanks to the low-profile design.
Availability and pricing
The FireCuda 530 Heatsink 1TB is readily available for purchase through the EK Webshop, while the 2TB model will be available shortly.