Today, Seagate has announced the IronWolf 525 M.2 NVMe SSDs lineup. This M.2-2280 form-factor SSD utilizes PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface. Seagate offers three capacities: 500 GB (model: ZP500NM30002), 1 TB (ZP1000NM30002), and 2 TB (ZP2000NM30002).
Seagate’s claim of endurance makes these SSDs unique. As per the company, 2 TB variant can have 2,800 TBW while the 1 TB and 500 GB variants have 1,400 TBW and 700 TBW respectively. These drives feature Under high-endurance variant of KIOXIA 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash, with Phison E16-series controller.
As far as the performance is concerned, the 2 TB variant offers up to 740,000 IOPS 4K random reads and 700,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The sequential read max out at 5000 MB/s and sequential writes at 4400 MB/s. The 1 TB variant can do up to 760,000 IOPS 4K random reads, 700,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The sequential reads and writes go up to 5000 MB/s and 4400 MB/s respectively. The 500 GB variant is the slowest which offers up to 420,000 IOPS 4K random reads, up to 630,000 IOPS 4K random writes, up to 5000 MB/s sequential reads, and up to 2500 MB/s sequential writes.
Although Seagate has not shared the prices. However the expected prices are $100 for 500 GB, $180 for 1 TB variant and $370 for the 2 TB variant.