Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 6 July 2020. Page 4 of 4. 8 Comments
PCIe NVMe SSD Linux 5.8 Benchmarks

As for the FireCuda 520 operating temperature without any heatsink, the Phoronix Test Suite was monitoring the drive temperatures during the entire benchmarking process. The FireCuda 520 had an average temperature of 44 degrees and a peak just under 58 degrees.

PCIe NVMe SSD Linux 5.8 Benchmarks

If taking the geometric mean of all the benchmarks carried out, the Seagate FireCuda 520 500GB model was about 19% faster than the Corsair Force MP600 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, largely thanks to the significant leads in the database tests. The FireCuda 520 was performing very well throughout with the exception of the sequential read performance coming up short.

Those wanting to see how their own Linux system(s) compare to the I/O performance offered by these drives can simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 2006273-NE-PCIENVMES09.

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