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Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5inch SSHD (Best PS4 HD upgrade) £99.74 Amazon
Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5inch SSHD (Best PS4 HD upgrade) £99.74 Amazon

Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5inch SSHD (Best PS4 HD upgrade) £99.74 Amazon

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EDIT: wow people actually voting down because they prefer external drives or don't think there's a speed increase. Do some research guys, pretty much every video out there claims this is THE best drive

Read this ryli.net/ps4…de/

EDIT2:Speed Tests ->‌ youtube.com/wat…vmM

I've been looking for a deal on this for a long time now.

Hands down the best value for money upgrade for the tiny default PS4 storage.

And it's the cheapest price I've seen so far in the UK, just a few days ago it was being sold for £135 on the same place so I suspect that's the price they will go back to once they restock.

FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you need
The 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

71 Comments

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:

'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-difference

This seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.

I bought this a while back and well chuffed with it. Navigating the user interface is so much better.

there was just a deal posted on this from Amazon - think it was just over 100 quid.

Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by Amazon):
amazon.co.uk/d/E…ps4

copperspock

Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by … Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by Amazon):https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/External-Devices-Data-Storage/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Portable-inch-Hard-Drive/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1483497601&sr=8-3&keywords=2tb+hard+drive+ps4


With the drive now being out of stock from Amazon directly (hence the price bump from where it's been recently), I'd recommend Argos' listing for the same drive for £62.99 (Amazon's previous price): argos.co.uk/pro…935

Illusionary

With the drive now being out of stock from Amazon directly (hence the … With the drive now being out of stock from Amazon directly (hence the price bump from where it's been recently), I'd recommend Argos' listing for the same drive for £62.99 (Amazon's previous price): http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2489935


Have you upgraded with this one yourself? Is it easy to get the case off neatly and then have yourself a 500gb external drive after swapping over? I'm guessing so.

Spidersmudge

Have you upgraded with this one yourself? Is it easy to get the case off … Have you upgraded with this one yourself? Is it easy to get the case off neatly and then have yourself a 500gb external drive after swapping over? I'm guessing so.


Bought this (the Argos £63 one) two days ago and did it myself by following some YouTube vids/online guides. Very easy to do. Just need a small flat head (to prise the external HDD open) and philips screwdrivers and you're good to go.

The whole thing is a pain in the **** with having to backup all stuff on your PS4 prior to swapping the drives out, and then reinitialising the system and then transferring back onto the new HDD once it's in, but the actual process of replacing the drive is simple, and it is easy to open the external HDD. Just remember the warranty will be void once you do it. Can't go wrong for £63 though.
Edited by: "Tidus221" 4th Jan

Spidersmudge

Have you upgraded with this one yourself? Is it easy to get the case off … Have you upgraded with this one yourself? Is it easy to get the case off neatly and then have yourself a 500gb external drive after swapping over? I'm guessing so.


Yes, I have.

Prying the case open isn't as easy as it might be, but it's perfectly do-able; once open, swapping the drives around is very straightforward.
Edited by: "Illusionary" 4th Jan

Tidus221

Bought this (the Argos £63 one) two days ago and did it myself by … Bought this (the Argos £63 one) two days ago and did it myself by following some YouTube vids/online guides. Very easy to do. Just need a small flat head (to prise the external HDD open) and philips screwdrivers and you're good to go.The whole thing is a pain in the **** with having to backup all stuff on your PS4 prior to swapping the drives out, and then reinitialising the system and then transferring back onto the new HDD once it's in, but the actual process of replacing the drive is simple, and it is easy to open the external HDD. Just remember the warranty will be void once you do it. Can't go wrong for £63 though.


I'm fairly sure that this is what you're trying to say, but to avoid any uncertainty for others - opening the hard drive voids the warranty for the drive, but replacing the PS4's drive does *not* void the PS4's warranty.

It's not essential to go through the backup/restore process, if you're happy to reinstall any installed games and have your saves in cloud backup to retrieve - but I did go through the process myself. I'd recommend deleting anything that you can quickly reinstall from disc, as that'll be much quicker than the backup/restore of the relevant data. It took about 4 hours for each leg of a 300GB transfer for me.

Illusionary

Yes, I have.Prying the case open isn't as easy as it might be, but it's … Yes, I have.Prying the case open isn't as easy as it might be, but it's perfectly do-able; once open, swapping the drives around is very straightforward.


That's what I wanted, information about the case being a mother to open or not. Thanks for the reply

Illusionary

I'm fairly sure that this is what you're trying to say, but to avoid any … I'm fairly sure that this is what you're trying to say, but to avoid any uncertainty for others - opening the hard drive voids the warranty for the drive, but replacing the PS4's drive does *not* void the PS4's warranty.It's not essential to go through the backup/restore process, if you're happy to reinstall any installed games and have your saves in cloud backup to retrieve - but I did go through the process myself. I'd recommend deleting anything that you can quickly reinstall from disc, as that'll be much quicker than the backup/restore of the relevant data. It took about 4 hours for each leg of a 300GB transfer for me.


I've swapped over before andI agree it's super easy. I'll save to the cloud and as long as I can reuse the case that's a nice bonus. Give my mate the 1tb and have a 500gb external left over. Cheers for all the replies lads

Any improvement in load times? Or is that too much to ask with this?

Spidersmudge

I've swapped over before andI agree it's super easy. I'll save to the … I've swapped over before andI agree it's super easy. I'll save to the cloud and as long as I can reuse the case that's a nice bonus. Give my mate the 1tb and have a 500gb external left over. Cheers for all the replies lads ;)Any improvement in load times? Or is that too much to ask with this?


No significant difference that I've noticed with the £63 drive - it's still just a 5400rpm HDD, after all.

People who say SSD drives dont improve PS4's dont own SSD drives in their PS4's.

copperspock

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The … Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-differenceThis seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.



This is a place for deals in regards to price regardless of opinion of the product. Down voting because you don't think the product is worth the price isn't the idea of how this site is meant to work. The price in comparison to what it has typically been recently is a good one so really should be voted hot. Don't down vote because you don't like the product or you don't think it's value for money. I don't think my iPhone is value for money but I don't go round cold voting every deal that may be put on here.

copperspock

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The … Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-differenceThis seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.


I think the thrust of the article here is a bit different from how you're representing it - what Eurogamer were primarily investigating was the difference between an original PS4 and a PS4 Pro, when each using the same model SSD. The "one to three seconds" quoted was the improvement seen on the Pro over the original, not the improvement from an SSD over the stock HDD.

Take a look at the tabulated data later in the article - the level of improvement seen with an SSD varies by game and scenario, but with the test on initial loading of The Witcher 3's Novigrad, the improvements quoted are:

Original PS4 , stock HDD > SSD: 92.5s > 69.2s (23.3s difference)
Original PS4 SSD > PS4 Pro SSD: 69.2s > 67.5s (1.7s difference)


Of course, these are results for pure SSDs, not SSHDs, but there's certainly a reasonable improvement to be found here. I don't have an SSD in my PS4 as I can't justify the additional cost, but I'd certainly like to have one if cost wasn't a factor!

No worries. It's the 3.5 version
Edited by: "Buttmonk3y" 4th Jan

copperspock

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The … Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-differenceThis seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.



​Wrong

Tidus221

Bought this (the Argos £63 one) two days ago and did it myself by … Bought this (the Argos £63 one) two days ago and did it myself by following some YouTube vids/online guides. Very easy to do. Just need a small flat head (to prise the external HDD open) and philips screwdrivers and you're good to go.The whole thing is a pain in the **** with having to backup all stuff on your PS4 prior to swapping the drives out, and then reinitialising the system and then transferring back onto the new HDD once it's in, but the actual process of replacing the drive is simple, and it is easy to open the external HDD. Just remember the warranty will be void once you do it. Can't go wrong for £63 though.



​it doesn't void the warranty, you are officially allowed to upgrade the hard drive

Robinsad

​it doesn't void the warranty, you are officially allowed to upgrade the h … ​it doesn't void the warranty, you are officially allowed to upgrade the hard drive


He's talking about the new harddrive warranty, not the PS4 warranty.

Heated, bought one myself the other day as my current 1TB SSHD is pretty much full, just hope they get some stock in soon

I've said this before and I'll say it again. This is not a SSD, this is a hybrid drive. The 8GB of SSD Cache included will not be used optimally and will only just about cover the OS and a few textures. Don't consider this drive for that feature, just the £/GB is a better metric.

Heat for the price. Looking at getting a pro after summer this year. No point at the moment as I don't have a 4K HDR TV. Needless to say I hope they have a new style PS4 pro in a different colour and most importantly a adequate internal hard drive. For me 2TB is the minimum personally.

I think it shows that the PS4 stock HDD is a slow piece of crap that's installed as it's cheap. Of course a pure SSD will be faster but the level of the storage required precludes those for most people.
I have a 750gb SSHD (not in a PS4) but I really don't find it that fast but haven't benchmarked it

copperspock

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The … Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-differenceThis seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.



Finally the first comments speaks sense.

Had Sony made the nost of the PC architecture being used they could have exploited the bandwidth available with SATA3 but unfortunately as with the OG before it there is a serious bottleneck that holds any real potential back.

I'd argue that any extra speed in loading is actually due to the processor in the pro helping things to chug along a bit quicker.

Sorry but value for money wise my Seagate expansion at £53 was a much better deal.

The only upside to this is the full warranty as opposed to the Seagate one that expires when you remove it from the case

Eubonator

I bought this a while back and well chuffed with it. Navigating the user … I bought this a while back and well chuffed with it. Navigating the user interface is so much better.



So you'd spend nearly £100 to get a fraction of a performance increase on the UI. oO

copperspock

Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by … Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by Amazon):https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/External-Devices-Data-Storage/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Portable-inch-Hard-Drive/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1483497601&sr=8-3&keywords=2tb+hard+drive+ps4



That will get cheaper too. I bought it on Pro launch for £53 from Amazon (was available from Argos too)

tfish

People who say SSD drives dont improve PS4's dont own SSD drives in their … People who say SSD drives dont improve PS4's dont own SSD drives in their PS4's.



And people who say they make a big difference are just justifying their OTT purchase. In real world terms (tested and proven) the speed increases are marginal at best.

Danny46

This is a place for deals in regards to price regardless of opinion of … This is a place for deals in regards to price regardless of opinion of the product. Down voting because you don't think the product is worth the price isn't the idea of how this site is meant to work. The price in comparison to what it has typically been recently is a good one so really should be voted hot. Don't down vote because you don't like the product or you don't think it's value for money. I don't think my iPhone is value for money but I don't go round cold voting every deal that may be put on here.



It's not just about voting an item hot because the price is cheap. I think you misunderstand the actual point of the site. A piece of crap is still a piece of crap, regardless of it being 99.9%cheaper than anywhere else.

Value for money is the real point of this site (with price drops being a very close second).

DoctorDeals

​Wrong



Great comment. Well done. Care to elaborate?

jouster

It's not just about voting an item hot because the price is cheap. I … It's not just about voting an item hot because the price is cheap. I think you misunderstand the actual point of the site. A piece of crap is still a piece of crap, regardless of it being 99.9%cheaper than anywhere else. Value for money is the real point of this site (with price drops being a very close second).



Guess you are just proving what 'Danny46' said when you say piece of crap. FIRECUDA being a piece of crap is your personal opinion so just because you think an item is a piece of crap you down vote it and not based on the deal itself. What makes you think everyone would see this as a piece of crap. OP posted the deal hoping someone would benefit from this.

The actual aim of the hukd is to get out good DEALS thereby helping people save money. Value for money only comes to play when you think its a good buy based on current/recent prices and not on personal taste of an item.

Gone

CHAOSEN3

Gone

Not if you don't mind waiting for stock...
amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

kimlegend

Guess you are just proving what 'Danny46' said when you say piece of … Guess you are just proving what 'Danny46' said when you say piece of crap. FIRECUDA being a piece of crap is your personal opinion so just because you think an item is a piece of crap you down vote it and not based on the deal itself. What makes you think everyone would see this as a piece of crap. OP posted the deal hoping someone would benefit from this. The actual aim of the hukd is to get out good DEALS thereby helping people save money. Value for money only comes to play when you think its a good buy based on current/recent prices and not on personal taste of an item.



I didn't say it was a piece of crap. I said bang for buck it wasn't good value for money. But well done for putting words in my mouth

Musicrab

Not if you don't mind waiting for … Not if you don't mind waiting for stock...https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01M1UQQT5/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new


Gone.

I swapped my 500 to 1TB just before xmas, I did the general backup on to a usb stick then saw backup to hard drive.
I had a external usb drive but it said not suitable and got a Tosh drive and bingo, it started out at 4hrs to back up 470gig but was done in 2hrs, 10 mins to swap the drive over and then installed the ps4 software. The following night I restored the drive in 2hrs and everything was perfect. It saved all the downloading of data if I'd have reinstalled the disks.
The fan seems to be running faster from the noise so next I'm going to clean the heatshink and fan etc it's 2 years old now.

Original Poster

wow guys people actually voting down because they prefer external drives or don't think there's a speed increase. Do some research guys, pretty much every video out there claims this is THE best drive

Original Poster

copperspock

Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by … Here's a PS4-compatible 2TB drive for £79 (fulfilled by Amazon):https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/External-Devices-Data-Storage/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Portable-inch-Hard-Drive/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1483497601&sr=8-3&keywords=2tb+hard+drive+ps4



That's an external drive, you can't run games from those so I don't see the point at all.

copperspock

Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The … Long story short, SSD drives don't make that much of a difference:'The verdict isn't what many of us wanted, but here's what we're left with. The first point: games do run faster on PS4 Pro with an SSD, but we're talking about a saving of one to three seconds compared to original hardware on the same drive, with some evidence that there are further time-savings for Pro-enabled titles - up to six seconds, albeit on an abnormally long load.'http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-differenceThis seems expensive to me for what you're actually getting, so it's cold from me.




In your link it clearly shows that the difference in an original ps4 is much higher and not everyone even has a ps4 pro.

This drive is ONLY £20 more than your external HDD. I'll very gladly pay this small amount to save the hassle while having an average of 5-15 seconds chopped off of every single loading, at the end of the year they will amount to a few hours. Don't vote something down if you like looking at loading screens

Edited by: "luffydude" 4th Jan

I told Amazon they were doing this one too cheap. No wonder it became the No.1 best seller in "computer screws"

Edited by: "quidstretchy" 4th Jan

luffydude

wow guys people actually voting down because they prefer external drives … wow guys people actually voting down because they prefer external drives or don't think there's a speed increase. Do some research guys, pretty much every video out there claims this is THE best drive



No most videos state that the speed increases are marginal at best. If saving a few seconds is important to you then this is perfect but in real world tests it's hardly worth it.

Even a full blown SSD doesn't improve things that much as it's not down to the speed of the drive but the bandwidth available to the drive. That is a well documented point and one that a lot of people either don't understand or choose to ignore

any deals under 60 then i will buy.
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