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Seagate FireCuda Laptop 2TB Hybrid Hard Drive (SSHD) 2.5" 7mm SATA III 6GB' £61.64 @ Ebuyer Ebay

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These hard disks are popular among gamers as they fit in the PS4 and they have a special feature that makes reloads faster (good if you're like me and keep having to repeat levels in games!). During normal operation the speed will be comparable to the hard disk that comes with the PS4. There's a few clips on YouTube that demonstrate how over while the initial loading times are pretty much the same as the default PS4 hard drive, after four or five attempts this is as fast as an SSD.

This are new and come with a 5 year warranty - I know that for certain as I bought mine a couple of days ago and just checked the serial number on the Seagate website. Mine shows it was manufactured in October 2019, I believe there are some earlier verison 1 models, I belive this is the later revision.
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great price
Just bought it to replace a 2011 WD 2TB drive. Looks decent enough
Worth noting these have the worst reliability you can imagine. If you but, just know that it will most likely fail within a couple of years.
Edited by: "Talib" 8th Jan
I understand reliability can be an issue. For a PS4 it seems a suitable option as cloud saves mean if you need to do a warranty swap out, you just redownload any games from the store and saves from the cloud. I guess feosning on how you intend to use the drive reliability may be a bigger factor.
Talib08/01/2020 02:26

Worth noting these have the worst reliability you can imagine. If you but, …Worth noting these have the worst reliability you can imagine. If you but, just know that it will most likely fail within a couple of years.


One of mine has failed, but it has been replaced without any fuss under the warranty. Other one works daily for over three years without any problem (inside PS4).
Failure rates for Seagate look to be on average 1.09% compared with HGST (Western Digital) which is 0.6%. So while a Seagate hard disk may be almost twice as likely to fail compared to Western Digital, its still a very small number. I think concerns are inflated online as the 99% of people that don't have issue tend not to post about it on forums.

Link to failure rate stats
backblaze.com/blo…19/
addsimpson08/01/2020 08:06

I understand reliability can be an issue. For a PS4 it seems a suitable …I understand reliability can be an issue. For a PS4 it seems a suitable option as cloud saves mean if you need to do a warranty swap out, you just redownload any games from the store and saves from the cloud. I guess feosning on how you intend to use the drive reliability may be a bigger factor.


Have one in a PS4 for four years now with no problems.
I have fitted this 2TB SSHD to my PS4 and my mates PS4 a few years back as well as more recently my friends Dell laptop. All are still working fine, I actually checked my PS4 SSHD recently using HD Tune and DriveDx and it shows no bad sectors or health errors. I paid about £85 at the time for each so this is a great price.
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put one of these in my son PS4 over 2 year and no problems
addsimpson08/01/2020 08:18

Failure rates for Seagate look to be on average 1.09% compared with HGST …Failure rates for Seagate look to be on average 1.09% compared with HGST (Western Digital) which is 0.6%. So while a Seagate hard disk may be almost twice as likely to fail compared to Western Digital, its still a very small number. I think concerns are inflated online as the 99% of people that don't have issue tend not to post about it on forums.Link to failure rate statshttps://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q3-2019/


Thats true that failures are rare generally and people only complain when it does fail.
That said youll never find a thread with a complaint about HGST And id go as far to split HGST and WD, WD's own disks dont enjoy anything like the rep HGST has.

The pattern ive noticed is disks tend to die either when they are fairly new or after extensive use.
I err towards HGST as they do seem incredibly reliable, but i think as long as you buy the right disk for the job its horses for courses.
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Talib08/01/2020 02:26

Worth noting these have the worst reliability you can imagine. If you but, …Worth noting these have the worst reliability you can imagine. If you but, just know that it will most likely fail within a couple of years.



I have a 1st gen Seagate MomentusXT 500GB, a MomentusXT 750GB (<-- that's the old name for the FireCuda) and a 2TB FireCuda. Looking at my order history I can see I bought the 750GB at the start of 2013, I'd guess the 500GB one is a couple years older... only had the 2TB since May 2017. Been using them in Gaming PC builds and they've outlasted a fair few CPUs and GPUs now.... So far so good... all still going strong, hope I havent just tempted fate ;p
A big fan of these... ~90% of the real world performance of an SSD at sometimes better than twice the GB/£
This is decent for a ps4. If you stick to one game at a time, it clearly makes a difference. The game will load much quicker after 2-3 times.

Those cheap SSD arent bad for a PS4 either though nowadays. Especially if you game a lot. SSD made a huge difference to games like Destiny 2 or FFXIV where the Seagate has limitations.
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