Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD Confirmed to Be PS5 Compatible

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The Seagate FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD is about to launch, and Finder.com has received confirmation that it will be the first-ever drive compatible with the PlayStation 5’s expansion slot, which has remained unused until now (although Sony did say the slot would be enabled “this summer” via a firmware update).

Jeff Park, Country Manager for Seagate Technology ANZ (Australia and New Zealand), said:

We did some testing with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with the heatsink meets all PS5 requirements. With the PS5 design, the SSD card slot is very narrow, leaving little space to mount the SSD. With the FireCuda 530 – even with the heatsink on top – the slim design ensures it fits. Of course, the model without the heatsink is slimmer, so they both fit in the PS5.

A freshly issued Seagate press release also confirms that the NVMe SSD will be available in New Zealand from early August, which is only a few days out. Amazon.com actually listed the FireCuda 530 (both of and without the heatsink) for a while, though both are out of stock.

Seagate’s latest gaming SSD has impressive specs, as you can read below.

Speed ​​rules. FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD family, delivering pure
performance, absolute power, the most advanced components and unparalleled
endurance.
Highest performance. With up to 7,300 MB/s, you can harness the full power of PCIe
Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and applications.
Fastest. BrandCuda. Ever. Built for extended pro-level gaming and accelerated
content creation with transfer speeds up to 2× faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs and
up to 12× faster than SATA SSDs.
Latest technology. Built with a Seagate validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC
NAND, FireCuda 530 delivers the most advanced speed and durability so you can
push the limits of your machine.
Stamina unleashed. Designed to withstand heavy use and tough enough to withstand
go the distance – up to 5100 TB TBW means you can write and erase 70% of the disk
capacity, every day, for five years.
Significant capacity. Graphics intensive games and large files are no problem
up to 4 TB capacity to keep your game library at your fingertips and your creatives
content display.
Play and create. Blistering transfer speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s, endurance and
capacity makes content creation applications run faster and smoother.
rescue services. Rest assured with three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services, with an industry-leading 95% success rate against unexpected data loss.

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