Seagate has recently introduced the IronWolf 525 M.2 2280 Internal SSD. And now, this Seagate SSD solution is officially available to purchase: the developer revealed speed performance and the value of IOPS (input/output operations per second).
The internal solid state drive is made in the M.2 2280 format with dimensions of 22 × 80 mm. Kioxia BiCS 4 96L 3D TLC NAND 96-layer flash memory microchips are used, providing storage of three bits of information in one cell. A Phison E16 controller is used, and a PCIe 4.0 x4 (NVMe 1.3) interface is used for data exchange.
The family includes models with a capacity of 500 GB (ZP500NM30002), 1 TB (ZP1000NM30002), and 2 TB (ZP2000NM30002). The speed of reading information for all versions reaches 5000 MB/s. The write speed is respectively up to 2500, 4400, and 4400 MB/s.
The IOPS value for random read / write data is listed at 420,000 / 630,000 for the younger version, 760,000 / 700,000 for the 1 TB model and 740,000 / 700,000 for the older version.
The 500GB and 1TB PC SSD drive versions are equipped with a 1GB DDR4 DRAM buffer, and the 2TB model has a 2GB capacity. The TBW (guaranteed amount of data recording) is 700, 1400, and 2800 TB, respectively. The average time between failures (MTBF) reaches 1.8 million hours.
Seagate IronWolf 525 price and availability
Seagate IronWolf 525 internal SSD price starts from $119.99 for the 512GB model, $209.99 for the version with 1TB storage, and the high-end TB model costs $409.99. And it is finally available to buy via the Newegg.com online store.
Earlier this week, TeamGroup has announced its fastest gaming SSD, the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 PRO. CARDEA uses the latest NVMe 1.4 specification and PCIe Gen4x4 interface. The best SSD for gaming is available in different storage sizes and has two different heat sinks to meet the needs of gamers. The T-FORCE SSD offers read and write speeds of up to 7400/7000 MB/s, and pricing starts from $189.99.