What’s the Fastest SSD for Gaming? FireCuda Wins PC Mag Editors’ Choice Award

  • Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD for PC Gaming

PC Magazine has crowned a “New King of the Castle” in SSD drives for gamers, handing the Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD its Editor’s Choice Award and a 4.5-star “Excellent” rating, and hailing the drive for “lightning-fast performance and strong durability, paired with its reasonable per‌-‌gigabyte cost.”

Is it fast enough to handle your most demanding games?

PC Mag hardware analyst Chris Stobing says this FireCuda 510 M.2 NVMe SSD has “the highest sequential write speeds we’ve ever seen in our testing results” according to their Crystal DiskMark 6.0 testing.

Twitch streamer Ashlynn Arias gaming with FireCuda 510 SSD

Best SSD for gamers and creative professionals alike

And it’s not just perfect for gaming, he says. While Seagate developed and built FireCuda 510 SSD specifically with the needs of professional-level gamers in mind, Stobing points out that:

“It’s more than fast and durable enough to satisfy just about anyone looking to store a huge number of files and access them quickly. It’s so fast, in fact, that it outpaces some of the speediest SSDs we’ve ever tested (the Samsung 970 EVO should be shaking in its boots right about now).”

Extremely good SSD pricing for “superb” durability and “impressive speed”

He was also impressed with FireCuda’s value, noting:

“Pricing for the FireCuda 510 is extremely aggressive given its superb terabytes written durability rating and impressive speed.”

With that kind of praise I guess it’s no surprise Seagate’s breakthrough gaming SSD drive earned the coveted PC Mag Editors’ Choice award and this enthusiastic conclusion:

“The Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD is a searingly fast and durable storage drive made for gamers and creative professionals alike.”

Check out PC Mag’s article for more details.


About the Author:

John Paulsen
John Paulsen is a "Data for Good" advocate, with more than 20 years in the data storage industry. He's helped launch many industry-firsts including HAMR technology, 10K-rpm and 15K-rpm hard drives, drives designed specifically for video and for gaming, Serial ATA drives, fluid dynamic HDD motors, 60TB SSDs, and MACH.2 multi-actuator technology.