Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 - £85.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 - £85.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 16th May 2017
Comes with 5 year warranty too. Don't think I've ever seen one this cheap!
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Worth noting that this is not a Salmon Sandwich.
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worth noting this is a hybrid drive not a full ssd. If it was I guess it'd be hotter than a good lingerie deal with pics
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oliwilliams

worth noting this is a hybrid drive not a full ssd. If it was I guess … worth noting this is a hybrid drive not a full ssd. If it was I guess it'd be hotter than a good lingerie deal with pics



Bearing in mind most people pay £70 for an external for the PS4, this gives you the space, faster speeds, and a 5 year warranty.
Worth noting that this is not a Salmon Sandwich.
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NeoRegia

cheaper on … cheaper on boxhttps://www.box.co.uk/Seagate_FireCuda_2TB_SATA_III_2.5_Hybri_2026163.html



Never heard of them?
NeoRegia

cheaper on … cheaper on boxhttps://www.box.co.uk/Seagate_FireCuda_2TB_SATA_III_2.5_Hybri_2026163.html



Awful company to deal with.... Heat for the Amazon price good drive for PS4...
£79.99 bought at amazon on the24th march this year. However, not a bad price at all.
Worth remembering the caching scheme is different to that normally used. The SSD portion caches the most commonly accessed blocks across all time, instead of just recently accessed blocks in the last few minutes. Makes it useless for servers, great for consumer PCs where you regularly load your OS and browse the web.
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This will be for my PS4 which is apparently brilliant for it.
It's interesting that while hard drive prices have been increasing these SSHD's haven't really budged as much. Bit rich for me, but even just for a 2tb 2.5" you can't complain regardless.
CampGareth

Worth remembering the caching scheme is different to that normally used. … Worth remembering the caching scheme is different to that normally used. The SSD portion caches the most commonly accessed blocks across all time, instead of just recently accessed blocks in the last few minutes. Makes it useless for servers, great for consumer PCs where you regularly load your OS and browse the web.



Yes and that's why its good for games, it's not a coincidence these have 8GB of NAND and games require 8GB of RAM, it takes about four loads before it's moved to NAND and then you get near SSD speeds, even the second load can see a 30 second reduction in load time for some games.
Edited by: "4Real2016" 16th May 2017
4Real2016

Yes and that's why its good for games, it's not a coincidence these have … Yes and that's why its good for games, it's not a coincidence these have 8GB of NAND and games require 8GB of RAM, it takes about four loads before it's moved to NAND and then you get near SSD speeds, even the second load can see a 30 second reduction in load time for some games.


Unfortunately I'm after drives for server use. The cache could be very useful if it used a more classic caching scheme but as is the drives are no better than standard HDDs.

Imagine this, I want a HDD to consume little power but be instantly ready when I need it. With an SSD cache the HDD portion could spend its time spun down, then when I write it could go to the SSD cache until that's mostly full, then the HDD could spin up and start offloading data. In that scenario the HDD's spun down until it's needed yet the drive responded instantly thanks to the SSD chunk. Ah well, I can dream.
I normally avoid seagate but in this case an going to make an exception. Heat.
Is this a good choice to upgrade from a 500GB PS4 hard drive? Would I notice a difference with this being a SSHD? I'm not really aware of differences ect but have heard that these are faster then the standard hard drives.
Maclurio

Is this a good choice to upgrade from a 500GB PS4 hard drive? Would I … Is this a good choice to upgrade from a 500GB PS4 hard drive? Would I notice a difference with this being a SSHD? I'm not really aware of differences ect but have heard that these are faster then the standard hard drives.

After a few boots, it should improve startup time a bit as the SSD flash is filled with commonly used files.
If you play the same game a lot, you'll also notice a small decrease in loading times (about 10-20% in my experience) but if you play a variety of games, the 8GB flash is insufficient to provide any real benefit as most games are bigger than that.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 17th May 2017
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I got this for my PS4 mostly for the fact that it's the best one to use in terms of reliability
BubaMan

The fact that it's 7200RPM should improve most reads and writes vs the … The fact that it's 7200RPM should improve most reads and writes vs the stock 5400 drive in the PS4.After a few boots, it should also improve startup time a bit as the SSD flash is ffilled with commonly used files.If you play the same game a lot, you'll also notice a small decrease in loading times (about 10-20% in my experience) but if you play a variety of games, the 8GB flash is insufficient to provide any real benefit as most games are bigger than that.



The 2.5" Firecuda is a 5400rpm drive.

I have had one in my Pro for a while and it works well. Not a huge upgrade in speed over a non SSHD 2tb drive but small improvements.


Edited by: "f1refox" 17th May 2017
BubaMan

The fact that it's 7200RPM should improve most reads and writes vs the … The fact that it's 7200RPM should improve most reads and writes vs the stock 5400 drive in the PS4.After a few boots, it should also improve startup time a bit as the SSD flash is ffilled with commonly used files.If you play the same game a lot, you'll also notice a small decrease in loading times (about 10-20% in my experience) but if you play a variety of games, the 8GB flash is insufficient to provide any real benefit as most games are bigger than that.



Thanks I've ordered it now.
Maclurio

Is this a good choice to upgrade from a 500GB PS4 hard drive? Would I … Is this a good choice to upgrade from a 500GB PS4 hard drive? Would I notice a difference with this being a SSHD? I'm not really aware of differences ect but have heard that these are faster then the standard hard drives.



As long as you understand how they work then there is an advantage, you wont get faster speeds all the time like with an SSD, you will only get faster speeds after loading the same game/level multiple times.

If you look at these examples, he's probably loaded these between 3 or 4 times consecutively to get these speeds.

youtube.com/watch?v=smutqF2cDrM

youtube.com/wat…r2o
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f1refox

The 2.5" Firecuda is a 5400rpm drive. I have had one in my Pro for a … The 2.5" Firecuda is a 5400rpm drive. I have had one in my Pro for a while and it works well. Not a huge upgrade in speed over a non SSHD 2tb drive but small improvements.



So you don't have the same drive in this listing then?
Yeah these are 5400RPM drives, 2.5" 7200RPM drives are far and few between nowadays.

seagate.com/www…pdf
superfreddy

So you don't have the same drive in this listing then?



Yes I have this drive it's 5400rpm.
f1refox

The 2.5" Firecuda is a 5400rpm drive. I have had one in my Pro for a … The 2.5" Firecuda is a 5400rpm drive. I have had one in my Pro for a while and it works well. Not a huge upgrade in speed over a non SSHD 2tb drive but small improvements.

Apologies (edited)...
I saw "Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives" on the product page and made an assumption
NeoRegia

cheaper on … cheaper on boxhttps://www.box.co.uk/Seagate_FireCuda_2TB_SATA_III_2.5_Hybri_2026163.html



Cheers, I had been waiting for a sub-£80 price again. I have had a few orders with Box fine so will go there unless Amazon drop price by the time I get in later.
Sweet. Thanks op!
Are these quieter than the standard Seagate 2tb drive, I put one of those in my PS4 PRO but would gladly swap to this if it's quieter AND quicker. Any help answering this would be great.
Its also worth noting that a new version is out at 210 Mb/s rather than 140 Mb/s at about 3 quid more. Check it out.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE
WilfredoGarcia

Its also worth noting that a new version is out at 210 Mb/s rather than … Its also worth noting that a new version is out at 210 Mb/s rather than 140 Mb/s at about 3 quid more. Check it out.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01IEKG2HM/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE



It's not a new version it's a 3.5" drive. The one in this deal is a 2.5".... The one you have linked will not fit in the PS4 the one in this deal will...



Edited by: "f1refox" 17th May 2017
goatboy_71

Are these quieter than the standard Seagate 2tb drive, I put one of those … Are these quieter than the standard Seagate 2tb drive, I put one of those in my PS4 PRO but would gladly swap to this if it's quieter AND quicker. Any help answering this would be great.



About the same tbh.
I have this on my PS4 Slim, it's fantastic! Games load really fast and I've only filled about 30% of it
Edited by: "ashuk" 17th May 2017
f1refox

It's not a new version it's a 3.5" drive. The one in this deal is a … It's not a new version it's a 3.5" drive. The one in this deal is a 2.5".... The one you have linked will not fit in the PS4 the one in this deal will...



indeed... and after reading this and other threads it says one thing... .Seagates branding sucks imo. Way too many people get confused and it is easy to see why, with same branding, same colouring and at 1st glance on an image with no point of reference they look the same.

really the 2.5 and 3.5 vertsions of these drives need to be more distinct to stop people buying the wrong drive...... its not like it benefits anyone and having a different colouring on the sticker or something for the 2.5 vs the 3.5 drive is easy enough.
(I myself was considering the 3.5 version of this drive a few days back which is why i am aware of this problem)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/External-Devices-Data-Storage/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Portable-inch-Hard-Drive/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers

Considering this one can sometimes be had in a sale for ~£60, is it worth the extra here for the warranty and slightly faster speeds? Been after a new hard drive for my PS4 for a while

Edited by: "xbox-360-elite" 17th May 2017
xbox-360-elite

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/External-Devices-Data-Storage/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Portable-inch-Hard-Drive/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_1?s=computersConsidering this one can sometimes be had in a sale for ~£60, is it worth the extra here for the warranty and slightly faster speeds? Been after a new hard drive for my PS4 for a while



Yeah but it's not £60 it's £70, plus you lose the warranty if you open it up, isn't it a question for yourself anyway, you have all the facts.

Slightly faster?

Final Fantasy XV - 1m 41s vs 42s
Edited by: "4Real2016" 17th May 2017
4Real2016

Yeah but it's not £60 it's £70, plus you lose the warranty if you open it … Yeah but it's not £60 it's £70, plus you lose the warranty if you open it up, isn't it a question for yourself anyway, you have all the facts.Slightly faster?Final Fantasy XV - 1m 41s vs 42s



Yeah I guess you're right. I saw the FFXV video, but also the comments here mentioning differences like those are more common after the same level has been loaded multiple times. Just a bit stuck on the fence between ordering and waiting really
excellent!! cheers!!
Ever since the addition of external HD support for the PS4 these have been in less demand. However personally I prefer everything inside my PS4, nothing externally attached just waiting to get knocked over etc.
Installed one of these and haven't regretted it. I paid around £99 for mine, so this is a good price.
Its also worth noting that a new version is out at 210 Mb/s rather than 140 Mb/s at about 3 quid more. Check it out.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE
Sorry people as I've been informed, wrong size drive, not the same as the one on offer.
xbox-360-elite

Yeah I guess you're right. I saw the FFXV video, but also the comments … Yeah I guess you're right. I saw the FFXV video, but also the comments here mentioning differences like those are more common after the same level has been loaded multiple times. Just a bit stuck on the fence between ordering and waiting really



Yeah it does depend on your gaming habits, if your someone who switches between multiple games constantly then it might not be worth it, but if you tend to play the same game for a few days in a row then it has benefits, in game load times after you die multiple times will improve in either case, as I said above you can see a 30s drop on your second load, it does vary though between games.
Excellent drive - bought one at the beginning of the year to upgrade my laptop. Considerably faster and more responsive than the 1TB Hitachi drive I had in it before. As it's 7mm thick it should fit any laptop that can still fit an actual hard drive.
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