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Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive - Prime Exclusive (Lightning Deal) - £74.99

£74.99 @ Amazon
Ordered one myself. 2TB 2.5'' SSHD Hybrid Drive £1 less than the lightning deal posted over a month ago. Using to upgrade the secondary drive in a new laptop. Couple of interesting details from Amaz… Read More
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1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago
Ordered one myself.

2TB 2.5'' SSHD Hybrid Drive £1 less than the lightning deal posted over a month ago. Using to upgrade the secondary drive in a new laptop.

Couple of interesting details from Amazon:
* 100% compatible with PlayStation 4.... EDIT: but don't let that put you off (LOL)
* 5 years warranty

Prime exclusive only, so won't be for everyone.
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#1
The price is attractive but "100% compatible with PlayStation 4" puts me right off.
#2
zizzles
The price is attractive but "100% compatible with PlayStation 4" puts me right off.

I can't say if its true or not, I would imagine it is if it states. It's not the reason I bought it though.

I don't think its compatibility with a PS4 should be something to put you off the deal if you need a drive. xD
#3
I'm not an expert on these matters. Looks like a good deal but I want an external drive. Anyone know if I could put this in a caddy and connect to USB, and if so whether that is cost effective? EDIT: Have answered my own question just by following link. The answer appears to be yes.

Edited By: steveyboy79 on Jul 17, 2017 09:48: Edited from the official Android app
1 Like #4
What I meant was the marketing blurb suggests that the product is being marketed towards the gullible, or at least the intellectually-challenged

Examples would be the GLUTEN-FREE on a bottle of stupidly-priced water
or
the LOW FAT stickers on bananas priced 60% higher than the same bananas on the stand beside them.

I prefer not to encourage such nonsense.

Edited By: zizzles on Jul 17, 2017 09:49: Jul 17, 2017 09:49
1 Like #5
steveyboy79
I'm not an expert on these matters. Looks like a good deal but I want an external drive. Anyone know if I could put this in a caddy and connect to USB, and if so whether that is cost effective? EDIT: Have answered my own question just by following link. The answer appears to be yes.
It's not cost effective unless marginal speed gains are worth about £25 to you, otherwise I'd just wait until a deal for a portable HDD at £50 comes up.
#6
zizzles
What I meant was the marketing blurb suggests that the product is being marketed towards the gullible, or at least the intellectually-challenged
Examples would be the GLUTEN-FREE on a bottle of stupidly-priced water
or
the LOW FAT stickers on bananas priced 60% higher than the same bananas on the stand beside them.
I prefer not to encourage such nonsense.

I understand what you're saying, but it is useful information for those that own a PS4 and don't know about drives and the "if it fits" rule I suppose.

On a side note, I know what you mean in other instances. A good example would be 4K TV's that (arguably) arn't actually 4k.

1920 x 1080 = 1080p
2560 x 1440 = 1440p
4096 × 2160 = 4k?

Sure its 4 times the amount of pixels, but it doesn't really make sense and would cause confusion should 4xxxp TV's become available. Now EVERYONE has to list them as 4K, because if its not "4k" (even though its the same resolution) people are turned away if it doesn't include that specific phrase/information.

EDIT: On the other hand, if I recieved 500 questions asking if it was compatible (when all 2.5'' drives are compatible) I would probably just end up putting it on my listing so I don't have to deal with the questions lol.

Edited By: LeftResponse on Jul 17, 2017 10:15: Edit line
1 Like #7
steveyboy79
I'm not an expert on these matters. Looks like a good deal but I want an external drive. Anyone know if I could put this in a caddy and connect to USB, and if so whether that is cost effective? EDIT: Have answered my own question just by following link. The answer appears to be yes.

Wouldn't have thought there is much benefit using a sshd as an external drive in normal circumstances. 3TB Portable drives are around this price.
#8
captainbeaky
Wouldn't have thought there is much benefit using a sshd as an external drive in normal circumstances. 3TB Portable drives are around this price.
Thanks captainbeaky and barmrest. I see exactly what you mean and will wait for a good 3TB deal.
#9
Also after a portable drive for the xbox. Can anyone recommend one? Is there much of an advantage getting an SSHD hybrid like this or should i just go for a standard USB 3 type. It would be for loading on games. Cheers
#10
jezzery
Also after a portable drive for the xbox. Can anyone recommend one? Is there much of an advantage getting an SSHD hybrid like this or should i just go for a standard USB 3 type. It would be for loading on games. Cheers

You would see a performance increase if you were installing/running games from the drive. If you're looking for a portable USB drive there won't be much point if you're just using it to copy data onto your xbox. USB 3 caps at about 5GBps, so it won't be the bottleneck for the current drive.


Edited By: LeftResponse on Jul 17, 2017 10:33: Added info
1 Like #11
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#12
jezzery
Also after a portable drive for the xbox. Can anyone recommend one? Is there much of an advantage getting an SSHD hybrid like this or should i just go for a standard USB 3 type. It would be for loading on games. Cheers

You could pick up this drive, and this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Adapter-Optimized-EC-SSHD-x/dp/B011M8YACM/?th=1

It's a cheap option, but would work. Those adapters are infinitely useful if you have alot of 2.5 inch drives.
1 Like #13
5 year warranty? Seriously? That's nice, makes these about £25 cheaper than a 3.5" 2TB drive with 5 year warranty, so I'm seriously tempted to pick up some for a NAS. As an added bonus the reduced size would be better for stacking and reduced power consumption would pay for itself in 24/7 usage (by my maths about 6W difference pays for itself with 10p/kwh electricity over 5 years with a 100% efficient PSU, optimistic values, it's more like 3W with 15p/kwh and 80% PSU efficiency).

Edited By: CampGareth on Jul 17, 2017 11:34
#14
CampGareth
5 year warranty? Seriously? That's nice, makes these about £25 cheaper than a 3.5" 2TB drive with 5 year warranty, so I'm seriously tempted to pick up some for a NAS. As an added bonus the reduced size would be better for stacking and reduced power consumption would pay for itself in 24/7 usage (by my maths about 1.5W difference pays for itself with 10p/kwh electricity over 5 years with a 100% efficient PSU, optimistic values).

Ah, you've actually made me feel better about my upgrade. It was upgrading my secondary drive (1TB 3.5'' Mechanical), and I don't "really" need it because Windows + other programs are installed on an SSD. I never considered it would be saving me power aswell!
#15
About £10-15 cheaper than usual price.
I have this in my Ps4 pro, wanted more storage and the intelligent way it moves regularly used files into the flash storage for fast access times.

Overall I'm very happy with it, and much cheaper than 2tb ssd.

https://youtu.be/hftHjOvcUtc
2 Likes #16
zizzles
The price is attractive but "100% compatible with PlayStation 4" puts me right off.

It's handy to know as PS4s don't take all 2.5" drives ( 'fat' ones over 9.5mm won't fit without modification). Plus if they left that info out the listing would quickly turn into a deluge of questions asking "if this will fit in my PS4", still might though as if there is one thing I know from occasional eBay selling, people are notorious for not reading the product listing properly. If Amazon really wanted to push it they could have even said recommended for PS4 and various sources including digital foundry do recommend this specific drive for use in PS4.

I have one in my PS4 Pro and it works very well, no complaints at all....
#17
Heated, amazing price. I paid more than this mere months ago for a Amazon Warehouse version of this, wish I had hung on now :( Still considering another though not really sure what i'd do with it. Would love to put one in my Xbox One S but I'm not sure if Xbox Ones can have their internal storage upgraded?

I know I could use it as an external for the Xbox One but I suspect it's performance would be blunted a bit by that USB3 interface and I'd really like to raise the internal storage over the paltry 500GB included....
#18
ST3123
Heated, amazing price. I paid more than this mere months ago for a Amazon Warehouse version of this, wish I had hung on now :( Still considering another though not really sure what i'd do with it. Would love to put one in my Xbox One S but I'm not sure if Xbox Ones can have their internal storage upgraded?
I know I could use it as an external for the Xbox One but I suspect it's performance would be blunted a bit by that USB3 interface and I'd really like to raise the internal storage over the paltry 500GB included....

I would be curious as to what cloning the drive would do. As in, take the drive out of an xboxone and clone the entire thing. I don't own either PS4 nor XboxOne, but if I did I would probably try and fit them with this as its an SSHD with more storage over HDD.
#19
Doh, the lightning deal ended before I saw this :D
#20
paul_merton
Doh, the lightning deal ended before I saw this :D

Sorry! It was being voted cold alot when it was active. It was on about 80 degrees last time I checked, also people should be clicking expire now, not cold! X_X
#21
LeftResponse
ST3123
Heated, amazing price. I paid more than this mere months ago for a Amazon Warehouse version of this, wish I had hung on now :( Still considering another though not really sure what i'd do with it. Would love to put one in my Xbox One S but I'm not sure if Xbox Ones can have their internal storage upgraded?
I know I could use it as an external for the Xbox One but I suspect it's performance would be blunted a bit by that USB3 interface and I'd really like to raise the internal storage over the paltry 500GB included....
I would be curious as to what cloning the drive would do. As in, take the drive out of an xboxone and clone the entire thing. I don't own either PS4 nor XboxOne, but if I did I would probably try and fit them with this as its an SSHD with more storage over HDD.

Xbox One drive, much like the Xbox 360, has specific boot sectors that are required for the console to work with it. These do not clone with the contents of the drive so that would unfortunately not work.
#22
nige182
LeftResponse
ST3123
Heated, amazing price. I paid more than this mere months ago for a Amazon Warehouse version of this, wish I had hung on now :( Still considering another though not really sure what i'd do with it. Would love to put one in my Xbox One S but I'm not sure if Xbox Ones can have their internal storage upgraded?
I know I could use it as an external for the Xbox One but I suspect it's performance would be blunted a bit by that USB3 interface and I'd really like to raise the internal storage over the paltry 500GB included....
I would be curious as to what cloning the drive would do. As in, take the drive out of an xboxone and clone the entire thing. I don't own either PS4 nor XboxOne, but if I did I would probably try and fit them with this as its an SSHD with more storage over HDD.
Xbox One drive, much like the Xbox 360, has specific boot sectors that are required for the console to work with it. These do not clone with the contents of the drive so that would unfortunately not work.

So an application like Norton Ghost wouldn't clone the boot sectors?

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1894957/clone-hard-drive-boot-sectors.html

I can't confirm, I haven't tried it personally on a console drive. I know in the past I've cloned drives, but for Windows purposes.
1 Like #23
LeftResponse
paul_merton
Doh, the lightning deal ended before I saw this :D
Sorry! It was being voted cold alot when it was active. It was on about 80 degrees last time I checked, also people should be clicking expire now, not cold! X_X
Haha, not your fault :p
1 Like #24
Digital foundry did a review on these and said they were really good for increasing boot times on PS4s (/pros) but you need to load the game a few times first to get it put into cache
#25
LeftResponse
nige182
LeftResponse
ST3123
Heated, amazing price. I paid more than this mere months ago for a Amazon Warehouse version of this, wish I had hung on now :( Still considering another though not really sure what i'd do with it. Would love to put one in my Xbox One S but I'm not sure if Xbox Ones can have their internal storage upgraded?
I know I could use it as an external for the Xbox One but I suspect it's performance would be blunted a bit by that USB3 interface and I'd really like to raise the internal storage over the paltry 500GB included....
I would be curious as to what cloning the drive would do. As in, take the drive out of an xboxone and clone the entire thing. I don't own either PS4 nor XboxOne, but if I did I would probably try and fit them with this as its an SSHD with more storage over HDD.
Xbox One drive, much like the Xbox 360, has specific boot sectors that are required for the console to work with it. These do not clone with the contents of the drive so that would unfortunately not work.
So an application like Norton Ghost wouldn't clone the boot sectors?http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1894957/clone-hard-drive-boot-sectors.html
I can't confirm, I haven't tried it personally on a console drive. I know in the past I've cloned drives, but for Windows purposes.

There is a way to upgrade the internal drive for the One but its a PITA and requires a lot of fiddling in Linux.

First thing I looked at when I got a One and just decided it was simpler to use USB3 as the bus on the internal is only SATA2 anyway (for the OG One, went to 3 for the S).

Also lies the reports of bricks after updates and banning etc. Stick to the externals TBH.

Ended up getting this and a cheap 2TB for my OG.

Edited By: IAmTheDude on Jul 17, 2017 15:35: added link
#26
IAmTheDude
There is a way to upgrade the internal drive for the One but its a PITA and requires a lot of fiddling in Linux.First thing I looked at when I got a One and just decided it was simpler to use USB3 as the bus on the internal is only SATA2 anyway (for the OG One, went to 3 for the S).Also lies the reports of bricks after updates and banning etc. Stick to the externals TBH.Ended up getting this and a cheap 2TB for my OG.

Interesting, shame they made the process so difficult, would have thought they would have learned their lesson from the 360 days. Not even like they sell internal hdd replacements so no benefit from it being so tricky to them either. Still might give it a go if these ever come down to this price again. If you have any links to a guide or youtube video of it I'd be interested to take a look see if it's something I could do. If it makes any difference, I have the One S....
#27
I totally forgot this was going in deal, it was hinted in prime day as well.
#28
LeftResponse
zizzles
What I meant was the marketing blurb suggests that the product is being marketed towards the gullible, or at least the intellectually-challenged
Examples would be the GLUTEN-FREE on a bottle of stupidly-priced water
or
the LOW FAT stickers on bananas priced 60% higher than the same bananas on the stand beside them.
I prefer not to encourage such nonsense.
I understand what you're saying, but it is useful information for those that own a PS4 and don't know about drives and the "if it fits" rule I suppose.
On a side note, I know what you mean in other instances. A good example would be 4K TV's that (arguably) arn't actually 4k.
1920 x 1080 = 1080p
2560 x 1440 = 1440p
4096 × 2160 = 4k?
Sure its 4 times the amount of pixels, but it doesn't really make sense and would cause confusion should 4xxxp TV's become available. Now EVERYONE has to list them as 4K, because if its not "4k" (even though its the same resolution) people are turned away if it doesn't include that specific phrase/information.
EDIT: On the other hand, if I recieved 500 questions asking if it was compatible (when all 2.5'' drives are compatible) I would probably just end up putting it on my listing so I don't have to deal with the questions lol.

Consumer 4K resolution is actually 3840 × 2160, what you're quoting is DCI 4K resolution which is the motion picture standard. Either way they're calling it 4K based on the horizontal rather than vertical resolution, so yeah it is daft but it's all marketing.
#29
As a storage device it's fine but don't let the 'hybrid' moniker fool you - they claim it's somewhere in between a pure HDD and SSD but it's much closer to a hard disk and has all the extra bugs/nuances that you probably hadn't thought of.
#30
These are great for the PS4. Speeds up some stuff and games you play regularly load faster. It's no ssd but the next best thing.

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