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Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 £101.22 @ Amazon
Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 £101.22 @ Amazon

Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 £101.22 @ Amazon

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FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you needThe ideal upgrade for PC and console gamers, creative professionals and enthusiasts who want it all, now Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives

Installs and operates like a standard hard drive; 100% compatible with PlayStation 4

5 years warranty

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Hmm, you might save a bit of time staring at load screens, but other than that you'll notice no difference between this and the USB Seagate 2TB HDD, which is £40-50 cheaper depending on the day of the week. I'd rather the cash in my pocket.

Just keep in mind that the SSD 'cache' is only 8GB in size so it can only optimise 8GB of frequently used files. On a PS4 a hefty chunk of that will probably be system files and any apps that you use (Netflix etc). Then maybe a couple of texture files...

Lol I've paid 89 for my PS4 and hard drive costs more

lucyferror

Lol I've paid 89 for my PS4 and hard drive costs more



​This is a different type of hard drive to the one you bought.

QuickProfits

​This is a different type of hard drive to the one you bought.



​lol I think he's saying he actually paid £89 for his ps4

axiomglitch

​lol I think he's saying he actually paid £89 for his ps4



If the PS4 was £89, I'd actually buy one to subsidize the price of the games compared to the PS3! (_;)

BigOrkWaaagh

Hmm, you might save a bit of time staring at load screens, but other than … Hmm, you might save a bit of time staring at load screens, but other than that you'll notice no difference between this and the USB Seagate 2TB HDD, which is £40-50 cheaper depending on the day of the week. I'd rather the cash in my pocket.


Except you can't install games to USB drives on the PS4.

Spies

Except you can't install games to USB drives on the PS4.



No, that's why you bust it open and take the drive out.

Spies

Except you can't install games to USB drives on the PS4.


You can remove it from the USB enclosure and fit it into the PS4
Edited by: "JustExtreme" 5th Dec 2016

I thought they stopped that by having propitiatory connectors on them now? I've opened a few to find there's no SATA ports on the drives themselves.

ordered thanks

This drive uses SMR platters which means potentially you can encounter very low write performance, timeouts etc. Whether you experience them depends on how well they utilize the NAND cache, your usage patterns etc.

Just be aware of it. Most people think of hybrid drives as giving better performance. This is a hybrid drive because it needs to be and without it would be unsuited to many purposes. SMR are mostly marketed as 'archive' drives because they're fine for rarely changing data.

Also note that the performance problems with SMR may not rear their head until the drive has a lot of data on it. Just because some early reviews are positive does not mean you will not encounter these issues later.

Spies

I thought they stopped that by having propitiatory connectors on them … I thought they stopped that by having propitiatory connectors on them now? I've opened a few to find there's no SATA ports on the drives themselves.



WD certainly use those proprietary connectors, but I think they're the only ones. That Seagate 2TB one is certainly a SATA drive anyway, I've got one in my Pro.

alexjameshaines

Just keep in mind that the SSD 'cache' is only 8GB in size so it can only … Just keep in mind that the SSD 'cache' is only 8GB in size so it can only optimise 8GB of frequently used files. On a PS4 a hefty chunk of that will probably be system files and any apps that you use (Netflix etc). Then maybe a couple of texture files...

8GB isn't enough for the PS4 and certainly doesn't justify the price hike against a conventional drive.
32-64GB would be more like it.

voodooboard

This drive uses SMR platters which means potentially you can encounter … This drive uses SMR platters which means potentially you can encounter very low write performance, timeouts etc. Whether you experience them depends on how well they utilize the NAND cache, your usage patterns etc. Just be aware of it. Most people think of hybrid drives as giving better performance. This is a hybrid drive because it needs to be and without it would be unsuited to many purposes. SMR are mostly marketed as 'archive' drives because they're fine for rarely changing data. Also note that the performance problems with SMR may not rear their head until the drive has a lot of data on it. Just because some early reviews are positive does not mean you will not encounter these issues later.

To be fair, not many people have a need for 2TB of volatile data but in case you were planning to use this drive for large temporary files, it's worth noting that every write done to previously used tracks involves a read, erase and rewrite of the tracks above and below it too - hence the performance hit.

Anyone who ordered these when they were out of stock got an update from Amazon yet. Do you think they will honor this price? ebuyer has the 1TB version for £63.99 at the moment, and the backlog of games to play during xmas is urging me to buy. (Bought as an upgrade drive for PS4)

gwop

Anyone who ordered these when they were out of stock got an update from … Anyone who ordered these when they were out of stock got an update from Amazon yet. Do you think they will honor this price? ebuyer has the 1TB version for £63.99 at the moment, and the backlog of games to play during xmas is urging me to buy. (Bought as an upgrade drive for PS4)


Which did you buy in the end? This one still shows as out of stock for me and I bought it 2 days ago so wondering how long before it returns.

I found a £40 voucher in a draw while spring cleaning for pc world so bought a normal 2tb drive for £90 only cost me £50. The day it arrived I installed it in my PS4. Then got the notification from amazon the drive was preparing for dispatch so cancelled if I hadn't already opened the pc world box I would have kept the amazon drive. But it was out of stock for a good 3 weeks. But they did honour the price.
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