Where's the best place to buy a Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD?

Where's the best place to buy a Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD?

Best answer: For the U.S., Amazon doesn't have official listings for the Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD, but you can purchase the super-fast storage through a third-party seller. The same goes for Newegg, though both listings have the 1TB and 2TB models similarly priced. It all depends on which outlet you'd rather shop at or which site you have an account with.Amazon third-party: Seagate FireCuda 510 M.2 SSD (From $243 at Amazon)Newegg third-party: Seagate FireCuda 510 M.2 SSD (From $242 at Newegg)

No direct listings for the U.S.

It's a real pain when retail tech giants like Amazon and Newegg fail to have official stock or listings for products, forcing customers to go through third-party sellers who can at times charge way above the recommended retail price (RRP). Luckily, while Amazon and Newegg do not stock the Seagate FireCuda 510 directly, both storefronts have third-party sellers that do and they charge reasonable prices.

It's safe to assume more people shop through Amazon than Newegg and so we'd recommend going with the former if you already have an account there. Since you'll be buying from third-party sellers on both platforms, you will need to bear in mind that you won't be able to enjoy next-day delivery and other benefits that usually accompany official listings. That said, both sellers are highly rated by customers and offer solid prices for the SSD.

Why you should buy the FireCuda 510

Seagate FireCuda 510

What makes the Seagate FireCuda 510 so good? Aside from the great price for 1TB or 2TB M.2 SSD storage, you get some amazing performance as well. On paper, the new FireCuda 510 has a rated sequential read and write of up to 3,450 MB/s and 3,200 MB/s, respectively. Also, Seagate rates the 1TB model with a terabytes written (TBW) endurance score of 1,300 and 2,600 for the 2TB version.

What this means is you can look to write around 1.3 petabytes (PB) on the 1TB drive before running into issues. Seeing how Samsung only has around 600 TBW for its 1TB EVO Plus SSD, this is great news for Seagate fans. Through our tests, the SSD only fell short in sequential write speeds, but it did consistently offer high levels of performance. Overall, the price you pay for this performance makes it a good deal.

Regardless as to where you buy the FireCuda 510 from, Seagate offers a warranty of five years.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.