Sunday, September 12th 2021

EK Partners with Seagate for FireCuda 530 Stock Heatsink

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-aluminium 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 7,300 MB/s.

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 aluminium 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 1 TB is readily available for purchase through the EK Webshop, while the 2 TB model will be available shortly. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) with VAT included.

Prices inclusive of VAT:
  • FireCuda 530 Heatsink 1 TB: 305.00€
  • FireCuda 530 Heatsink 2 TB: 640.00€
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14 Comments on EK Partners with Seagate for FireCuda 530 Stock Heatsink

#1
DeathtoGnomes
Cant really tell how think that is without a lower profile shot.
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#2
Axaion
surely if they wanted to "Maximize cooling efficiency" theyd fin it, or make rills to increase surface area instead of just "lul we put an aluminium brick on it, we good"
looks fancy tho.
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#4
Chaitanya
Axaionsurely if they wanted to "Maximize cooling efficiency" theyd fin it, or make rills to increase surface area instead of just "lul we put an aluminium brick on it, we good"
looks fancy tho.
You can thank Asus for brining trend of heatsoaks marketted as heatsinks. Lazy bums slapping bricks of aluminium and calling it a day.
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#5
Tardian
Heatsink or heat spreader? Some Jill Valentine input could change that!:laugh:
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#6
Totally
How's this news? This has been available for months. I know this because I went to the Seagate website to check the pricing on the 530 and both versions were there.

Edit: ahhhhhh, it's now available on the EK website. Still how's this news?
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#9
Rithsom
Seagate needed to partner up with EK in order to design a block of aluminum? They could've just hired me instead! :roll:
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#10
Tardian
RithsomSeagate needed to partner up with EK in order to design a block of aluminum? They could've just hired me instead! :roll:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Men

Ernest Tilley and Bill "BB" Babowsky are rival door-to-door aluminum siding salesmen in Baltimore, Maryland in 1963, an era when "tin men," as they're called, will do almost anything — legal or illegal — to close a sale.
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#11
AnarchoPrimitiv
RithsomSeagate needed to partner up with EK in order to design a block of aluminum? They could've just hired me instead! :roll:
They partnered with EK to justify the high price.... Seagate knows EK's logo is used to be on EK's overpriced products, so they figured they'd slap that logo on this Heat sink and mark it up.... I'd be willing to bet EK just rubber stamped the design and didn't have a hand in designing it
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#13
trsttte
AnarchoPrimitivThey partnered with EK to justify the high price.... Seagate knows EK's logo is used to be on EK's overpriced products, so they figured they'd slap that logo on this Heat sink and mark it up.... I'd be willing to bet EK just rubber stamped the design and didn't have a hand in designing it
Very likely, not that there's much in the way of design in this. At least with the WD SN750 they put in some groves as fins instead of just a simple slab of aluminum like we see here.

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#14
Mussels
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ChaitanyaYou can thank Asus for brining trend of heatsoaks marketted as heatsinks. Lazy bums slapping bricks of aluminium and calling it a day.
ironically, this would not work on my asus board cause they decided you need to use the boards chipset cooler to cool your M.2 drives
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