One of our highest-reviewed NVMe SSDs is the cheapest it's ever been

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 2TB | NVMe | 7,300MB/s read | 6,900MB/s write | $459.99 $239.99 at B&H Photo Video (save $220)

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 2TB | NVMe | 7,300MB/s read | 6,900MB/s write | $459.99 $239.99 at B&H Photo Video (save $220)
The 2TB version is the one to go for; it gives you the highest straight performance and astounding endurance. This is the version with the gorgeous EKWB heatsink for just $10 more than the no-heatsink sale price.

The Seagate FireCuda 530 2 TB is one of the best NVMe SSDs you can buy right now, and it's on sale at B&H at an aggressively low price of only $239. If you're looking for an upgrade to speed up your game load times, look no further. 

In our review of the FireCuda 530 last year, we said "it combines awesome performance with best-in-class reliability to take the SSD crown," pretty much making it the top choice for premium memory storage. Aside from the lack of AES 256-bit encryption, the only downside was its steep price. The 2TB version of the drive retails from $400-460, so you can score this for almost half-off, which is an absolute steal and a whole easier to recommend. 

It's got a 7,300MB/s read and 6,900MB/s write speed. As for performance, it's at the top of the field and was one of the best NVMe SSDs of last year. It would have most likely ranked higher if it weren't for that wildly high retail price. 

If you can't bear to delete anything ever and have a lot more disposable income, you could go with the 4TB FireCuda 530, which is also on sale for $530 (nearly half of its usual sticker price as well).

If you're doing the math, though, it's still cheaper to pick up a couple of 2TB 530s instead. Just make sure your motherboard has enough M.2 slots to install an additional SSD. 

If that's too rich for your blood, the 1TB model of the 530 is only $129.99. Though at that size, you can find something better for less than $100 almost daily. The 2TB drive is pretty much the sweet spot for PC gaming.

Regardless of size, these all include an integrated heatsink, which should help keep things cool.

If you have an older motherboard, check if it has an M.2 slot for the SSD. If not, it might be time to start thinking about upgrading your gaming PC.


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Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.