Tuesday, January 8th 2019

Seagate FireCuda 510 and BarraCuda 510 M.2 NVMe SSDs Hands-on

Seagate eyes itself a slice of the M.2 NVMe SSD market targeting DIY gaming PC builders in 2019. It's come up with slightly more imaginative branding than arch-rival WD, with the FireCuda 510 and BarraCuda 510. The FireCuda 510 is the company's flagship drive, built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, and featuring a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface. This drive offers stellar sequential transfer speeds of up to 3450 MB/s reads, with up to 3200 MB/s writes, and random-access numbers of up to 620,000 IOPS reads, with up to 600,000 IOPS writes; which upstages even existing segment leaders such as Samsung 970 PRO and WD Black 3D, at least on paper. It comes in capacities up to 2 TB, and is backed by 5-year warranties.

The BarraCuda 510 isn't far behind its sibling, and despite its deceptive "green" branding, isn't a drab M.2-SATA drive. It's out to compete with the likes of the Samsung 970 EVO. With speeds of up to 3400 MB/s sequential reads, up to 3100 MB/s sequential writes, and a 5-year warranty, this drive debuts in just two models initially - 256 GB and 512 GB, with more models in the pipeline. Retail availability is expected to be in March, 2019 and pricing is not yet confirmed.
Add your own comment

9 Comments on Seagate FireCuda 510 and BarraCuda 510 M.2 NVMe SSDs Hands-on

#1
ZoneDymo
Those boxes look like old school gpu boxes, aww good times, where has Ruby gone :(
Posted on Reply
#2
ironwolf
Pic #2 shows (up to) 3100 MB/s write speed for the BarraCuda drives but article text says 2100 MB/s. :confused:
Posted on Reply
#3
willace
You got my attention, now the price
Posted on Reply
#4
NdMk2o1o
ironwolf said:
Pic #2 shows (up to) 3100 MB/s write speed for the BarraCuda drives but article text says 2100 MB/s. :confused:
Ones the firecuda the others the barracuda
Posted on Reply
#5
bonehead123
hummm....it's kinda hard to judge the value proposition here (as compared to it's competition), without the FRIGGIN prices, again...... even an MSRP would help.....
Posted on Reply
#6
zo0lykas
Price price price, please tell us price
Posted on Reply
#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Seagate rep confirms FireCuda 510 advertised seq read numbers to be up to 3450 MB/s.
Posted on Reply
#8
Static~Charge
zo0lykas said:
Price price price, please tell us price
From the last line in the article:

"Retail availability is expected to be in March, 2019 and pricing is not yet confirmed."

He can't give you what he doesn't have.
Posted on Reply
#9
bonehead123
Well, with the apparent conspiracy to withhold price info so that we will have to go looking elsewhere for it, lets just say that since these drives are nearly as fast as sammy's EVO/Pro 970's, we should probably expect similar pricing.....

Having said that, everything in the flash sector news points to continued price drops in Q1/19, so maybe Seagate will pull a "hahaha, we took advantage of market conditions and beat you into the ground with it" rabbit out of their hat.....

Sammy, are ya listening, well are ya, punk ???????

And yes, this lack of pricing info is gettin real old real fast :(
Posted on Reply