Seagate 2TB FireCuda Internal SSHD Hard Drive + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins PC Download Code - £86.75 @ Amazon
451°Expired

Seagate 2TB FireCuda Internal SSHD Hard Drive + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins PC Download Code - £86.75 @ Amazon

23
Found 13th Dec 2017
2Tb hybrid hard drive with 8GB SSD along with a free copy of Assassin's Creed Origins? Not a terrible deal!

There is also a 2.5" version along with various storage options...

T's&C's

amazon.co.uk/gp/…IKH
Community Updates

Groups

23 Comments
In fact, that’s a pretty good deal! Assassins Creed Origins is £30 or something similar I believe...
Sorry but what would you use 8gb ssd for? Seems to small for a boot drive
blueflash3 m ago

Sorry but what would you use 8gb ssd for? Seems to small for a boot drive




its for cache.
When I go to redeem the Samsung SSD version of this offer, it takes me to this page, where after logging in you can choose PC / XBOX / PS4. So I'm wondering if you can choose what version you want, or will it just say it's invalid if you choose anything other than 'PC'. :

assassins-creed-origins-redeem.ubi.com/login
blueflash13 m ago

Sorry but what would you use 8gb ssd for? Seems to small for a boot drive


You can't access the 8GB SSD portion of the drive, it's used for caching to allow the drive quicker access to your data, faster than a similar HDD without it but still slower than a decent SSD, but for the price and storage amount on offer it's perfect as a storage drive
blueflash18 m ago

Sorry but what would you use 8gb ssd for? Seems to small for a boot drive


I would think there is some intelligentthe space, but the reviews all seem very positive. And if nothing else you are getting 2tb storage for £56 effectively (assuming the game is on offer at £30 and not full price!)
Paid £82.99 a couple of days ago from Amazon, glad I took the plunge now it's gone up.
I wouldn't bother. £87 will buy you a 4TB drive, and the puny little turtle-pace 8GB NAND cache is practically meaningless. It won't make anything faster unless it's relatively small and frequently enough accessed that the caching algorithm can pick it up, and even then the improvement will be relatively subtle.
Ruffuz2 h, 3 m ago

its for cache.


Indeed, £86.75 to be exact!
I found this drive to be surprisingly effective in a budget build. After a day or two of caching, that is.

You’ll realise it’s still essentially a spinning drive when you launch something for the first time in a while, but having Doom, Warships and obviously W10 on rotation doesn’t result in much HDD thrashing, and it’s all nice and zippy.
Marekj1 h, 30 m ago

I found this drive to be surprisingly effective in a budget build. After a …I found this drive to be surprisingly effective in a budget build. After a day or two of caching, that is. You’ll realise it’s still essentially a spinning drive when you launch something for the first time in a while, but having Doom, Warships and obviously W10 on rotation doesn’t result in much HDD thrashing, and it’s all nice and zippy.



Completely agree with you.
I had one set as my Steam library store and found my most played games loaded and responded snappier than a standard 7200 HDD
My backup 2tb drive is starting to get errors, so just ordered this, cheers
Meh, I’d rather have a slower cheap 4t for this price or a much faster 240gb ssd. This is average across the board.
Heat! wanted assasins creed and more storage for my steam games I don't need to load fast on my ssd. I got my code once I got the dispatch email from Amazon btw.
dxx20 h, 18 m ago

I wouldn't bother. £87 will buy you a 4TB drive, and the puny little …I wouldn't bother. £87 will buy you a 4TB drive, and the puny little turtle-pace 8GB NAND cache is practically meaningless. It won't make anything faster unless it's relatively small and frequently enough accessed that the caching algorithm can pick it up, and even then the improvement will be relatively subtle.


I'm not sure of your experience ... but I'm quite happy with the hybrid drive in my old Macbook Pro.
When I initially installed it on my MB, I tested c++ compilation of a project I had. I found the new drive cut down the compile time a bit ... I don't remember the exact time ...

I think any caching is better than none, due data locality.
The 2.5" version makes more sense in the PS4. I upgraded to the 2TB version after getting annoyed on the Tank/mine missions in Batman Arkham Knight. Reloading the same level over and over (I really struggled on those bits) cut the reload time to next to nothing and helped with keeping the momentum and reducing stress! I also put a 1TB firecuda in an aging Netbook. Decent download machine now. The same few programs are opened frequently so an ideal application.
HedgyHoggy13th Dec

When I go to redeem the Samsung SSD version of this offer, it takes me to …When I go to redeem the Samsung SSD version of this offer, it takes me to this page, where after logging in you can choose PC / XBOX / PS4. So I'm wondering if you can choose what version you want, or will it just say it's invalid if you choose anything other than 'PC'. :https://assassins-creed-origins-redeem.ubi.com/login




Hi how long did you wait before your code came through?
catbeans5 m ago

Hi how long did you wait before your code came through?


PCWorld sent me the code after about a week, the day before the SSD arrived.
HedgyHoggy8 m ago

PCWorld sent me the code after about a week, the day before the SSD …PCWorld sent me the code after about a week, the day before the SSD arrived.


Cheers.
Heat, still going. Amazon business next day got two codes for two drives bought. These drives are worth the money with the game on top IMO, with the work and gaming I do.
Edited by: "MrBeatnik" 22nd Dec 2017
I now have one very happy daughter playing Assassins Creed Origins on a computer that cost me no more than £300 including this drive. Very happy!
Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?
1000’s of benchmark tests at hdd.userbenchmark.com show the BarraCuda is faster and cheaper. This drive would only start becoming faster “if” it’s using the 8gb memory, and with game at about 50gb it’s a big “if”.
Post a comment

Deal posting newbie! This is ollyk first deal post. Help out by leaving a posting tip or just to show your appreciation for their contribution.

Avatar
@
    Text