Seagate's FireCuda 540 SSD is a first-generation PCIe 5.0 M.2 drive that boasts reads and writes of up to 10,000MB/s. However, it requires a heatsink, and since the FireCuda 540 doesn't come with one, you'll have to ensure your device has a built-in one you can use.
Given the huge prices of PCIe 5.0 drives, the Seagate FireCuda 540 doesn't make a lot of real world sense, but if you want an ultra fast SSD with an excellent endurance rating and warranty, why not?
We've tested marginally faster PCI Express 5.0 SSDs, but Seagate's FireCuda 540 touts a data-recovery guarantee and a high durability rating—plus, it set a new high score in one key gaming benchmark.
The Seagate FireCuda 540 is a standard early adopter PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD, but it does differentiate itself with its superior warranty and strong support. It’s also one of the fastest drives around.