Seagate Firecuda 530 Review. Is it Just For Gamers? Better than SN850?

In this video we look at stats between the top drives. The Firecuda 530 is a fast drive overall. The Firecuda 530 just like all other drives does overheat. Does it cause a significant issue though? Well, yes and no. In this video I am comparing the top drives specifically with the WD SN850 to see how the big data transfers affect performance. The question is about use case scenario and how it is used based on workflow. The average gamer will not have an issue. The average creator or professional will not have an issue. The only time people will see it in a noticeable manner is when they overload it with data. ie. over 75 percent. In all other cases, someone who transfers daily 500+ GB of data will notice the slow down. So the question just become work flow and use case.

This video is made more for creators and other professionals. The testing I am doing is based on my goals with best performance for my creative workflow. I am sure people will be find interest to their workflow.

0:00 Intro
0:21 Why I chose the SN850 originally
1:28 Firecuda 530 and why it is good overall
1:48 The pro features of the Firecuda 530
3:40 What are the benefits of the Firecuda 530
4:12 Your workflow matters
5:41 Firecuda 530 and caching process
6:05 How caching is observed with the Firecuda 530
7:28 Does the Firecuda 530 overheat?
8:08 Firecuda 530 overheating and caching issue
10:45 Firecuda 530 data transfer stats
11:14 How does the Firecuda 530 perform with large data transfer with breaks
12:35 How does the Firecuda 530 perform with large data transfer no breaks
13:58 Data transfer overall results with Gen 3 and Gen 4 results
14:30 Random files and data transfer speeds with
15:35 Is it worth upgrading to Gen 4 and why (SN850 1TB, SN850 2TB, Samung 980 Pro, Firecuda 530)
15:55 Data transfer overall results with Gen 4 results only
16:31 Firecuda 530 vs Western Digital Black SN850
17:30 CPU lane m.2 vs PCIe lane m.2
18:19 Data transfer with rest, cache recovery, and cool down
20:01 Selecting where to place the drive (CPU lane vs PCIe Lane)
21:27 Is there an issue with the SN850 when hot?
22:21 Is there an issue with the Firecuda 530 when hot?
23:06 Instability with the Firecuda 530 and heat issues with data transfers
25:23 Firecuda 530 caching recovery and observations with less than 1 TB of data transfer
26:30 Firecuda 530 caching recovery and observations with more than 1 TB of data transfer
28:05 SN850 caching recovery and observations with less than 1 TB of data transfer
28:38 SN850 caching recovery and observations with more than 1 TB of data transfer
29:09 SN850 when filled over 75%
31:15 Overall thoughts of the Firecuda 530
31:42 Is the Firecuda 530 worth it for gamers?
32:42 Firecuda 530 vs SN850 price point
33:14 Workflow and budget for making a choice
33:52 Workflow and Firecuda 530 vs SN850
38:45 Warranty and should you buy extended warranty

Check out the Original Comparison vids:
Comparing NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD. Watch Before You Buy | Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus vs WD SN850 vs Samsung 980 Pro: https://youtu.be/PctIKOOG40c

Samsung 980 PRO Review. Worth It? Watch Before You Buy: https://youtu.be/jXqRCKkmx04

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Review. Not What You Are Paying For?: https://youtu.be/yRzjXSdoLp8

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