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500GB Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD

M.2 2280 | PCI Express 4.0 x4 | NVMe 1.3
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Accelerate. Dominate. Endure.

Seagate® FireCuda® 520 SSD with PCIe® Gen4 ×4 interface is our fastest solid state drive — nearly 45% faster sequential reads/writes than the previous generation. It provides plug-and-play compatibility with all PCIe 4.0 motherboards, and delivers an extreme boost in performance with the latest 3D TLC NAND technology. Upgrading to the FireCuda 520 unlocks Gen4 speed and supplies up to 9× faster sequential reads than SATA SSDs.

  • Form Factor: M.2 2280 double-sided
  • Interface: PCIe Gen4 ×4, NVMe 1.3
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Limited Warranty: 5 years


  • Leverage sequential read/write performance up to 5,000/4,400 MB/s, and random read/write up to 760K/700K IOPS.
  • Take advantage of up to 45% more speed than Gen3 M.2 NVMe™ and up to 9× faster sequential reads than SATA SSDs.
  • Utilise an E16 controller that is fully aligned with AMD X570 chipset motherboards and able to reach up to 5 GB/s reads/4­.4 GB/s writes.
  • Easily upgrade to a drive that’s compatible with Gen4 motherboards and fully backwards compatible with all PCIe 3.0 platforms.
  • Enjoy the latest NAND technology, which provides the most advanced speed and durability for your money.
  • Download our free SeaTools™ SSD software to take advantage of drive performance reporting, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, health monitoring, firmware updates, diagnostics, managing logs — and multiple gamer theme options.

Upgrade Your Gaming Experience.
FireCuda® SSD solutions are designed and built specifically with the needs of professional-level gamers in mind.

Go further with a gaming SSD built for industry-leading speed, sustained abuse, lowest latency and superior gaming.

Faster Gaming with PCIe Gen4
Unleash the speed of PCIe 4.0 x4 with FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 SSD, our newest M.2 NVMe SSD built for pro-level gaming and nearly 45% faster than previous generations.

This solid-state gaming drive is out-of-the-box compatible with the new X570 chipset and easily plugs directly into any PCIe Gen4 motherboard for a compact performance boost to your PC build.

The Most Competitive Edge

  • NAND Acceleration: Upgrade to PCIe Gen4 x4 on next-gen 3D TLC NAND in a M.2 2280 NVMe form factor, and sequential read/write up to 5,000/4,400 MB/s.
  • Leading Performance: Dominate with a plug-and-play gaming storage boost that is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0 platforms and AMD X570 chipset PCIe 4.0 motherboards.
  • Enviable Endurance: Take advantage of a 5-year limited warranty, 1.8M hours MTBF, and up to 3,600 TB TBW.


  • General:
    • Capacity: 500 GB
    • Standard Model (TCG Pyrite): ZP500GM3A002
    • Interface: PCIe Gen4 ×4, NVMe 1.3
    • NAND Flash Memory: 3D TLC
    • Form Factor: M.2 2280-D2
  • Performance:
    • Sequential Read (Max, MB/s), 128KB1: 5000
    • Sequential Write (Max, MB/s), 128KB1: 2500
    • Random Read (Max, IOPS), 4KB QD32 T81: 430000
    • Random Write (Max, IOPS), 4KB QD32 T81: 630000
  • Endurance/Reli­ability:
    • Total Bytes Written (TB): 850
    • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours): 1800000
    • Warranty, Limited (years): 5
  • Power Management:
    • Active Power, Average (W): 4.6
    • Idle Power PS3, Average (mW): 12
    • Low Power L1.2 mode (mW): 2
  • Environmental:
    • Temperature, Operating Internal (°C): 0 to 70
    • Temperature, Non-operating (°C): –40 to 85
    • Shock, Non-operating: 0.5 ms (Gs): 1500
  • Special Features:
    • TRIM: Yes
    • S.M.A.R.T.: Yes
    • Halogen-free: Yes
    • RoHS compliance: Yes
  • Physical:
    • Length (mm/in, max): 80.15 mm/3.156 in
    • Width (mm/in, max): 22.15 mm/0.872 in
    • Height (mm/in, max): 3.58 mm/0.140 in
    • Weight (lb/g): 8.0 g/0.017 lb
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 2020
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