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Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive £78.96 @ Amazon
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Back-ordered. Due in stock February 17 -- order now to reserve yours I don't know why the last deal of this FireCuda was expired. You can still place the order - you will just hav… Read more
cheers guys. might just got for an old style one while I wait for SSD's to get cheaper
arjangbaig3 h, 36 m ago

can this be used on an internal pc? seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is …can this be used on an internal pc? seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80


This drive is an SSHD, not a SSD. Big difference both in terms of performance and price.

The H in SSHD stands for hybrid. It has 8GB flash + 2TB HDD which is managed transparently by the drive itself so you won't see multiple partitions.

It's a SATA drive, so yes.
arjangbaig3 h, 25 m ago

can this be used on an internal pc?seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is …can this be used on an internal pc?seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80


It's not solid state, it has 8GB of NAND cache.

Yes, it's a SATA drive so can be used in a PC, though you may need a bay adapter as it's 2.5".
can this be used on an internal pc?
seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80
ollie8716 m ago

On site backup isn't a backup.Consider moving it to a secure cloud service …On site backup isn't a backup.Consider moving it to a secure cloud service or leaving another copy at a relatives house.


who said it was all on site

I have it a 3 sites LOL. Cloud is not an option for me for reasons I don't want to go into
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive Plus Free game: Assassins Creed £79.54 at CCL
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Similar deal to the one posted earlier via amazon. This however comes with Assassins Creed origins as well - hopefully sell the code and make 15 pounds back or enjoy the game. not… Read more
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MrWani8th Feb

Anyone received theirs. Any codes for AS?


yup got mine. sold it on ebay for 23 pounds so this has ended up costing me around 55!
Thanks OP, sold my AS digital code within 12hrs of listing it on eBay so happy get getting a 2TB SSHD upgrade for my PS4 for around £55.
I contacted customer services as I didn't have a registered email. They replied giving me the code so all good. Cheers op.
Anyone received theirs. Any codes for AS?
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".
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4, £79.30 at Amazon
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Lowest price so far. Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives. FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you need. Install… Read more
Unexpire this, you can still backorder it.
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”.
fiqqer15 m ago

What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some …What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some circumstances they may be the best solution. Overall though I still maintain an SSD and a hard disk are a better solution. For only £10 (SSD plus hard drive) in total you will get something guaranteed faster in all circumstances and will be more reliable in the long term.



Thank you. You are correct that SSD+hardisk offers a better solution, which is what I use in the main. However we do have two machines with a compromise using hybrid SSD.
splender3 h, 46 m ago

I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key …I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key factual knowledge (rather than a difference in opinion in my long comment just above). The key facts used incorrectly are summarised as: IT requirements were used for home requirements, in a nutshell.


What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some circumstances they may be the best solution. Overall though I still maintain an SSD and a hard disk are a better solution. For only £10 (SSD plus hard drive) in total you will get something guaranteed faster in all circumstances and will be more reliable in the long term.
fiqqer19 h, 7 m ago

Yes my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. That is my best advice …Yes my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. That is my best advice based on my experience. You queried my comment. I replied. Next time don't query.Oh and by the way, it is not the lowest price so far - you posted a deal for what appears to be the same drive on 2nd January for £76.95



I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key factual knowledge (rather than a difference in opinion in my long comment just above). The key facts used incorrectly are summarised as: IT requirements were used for home requirements, in a nutshell.
plewis0019 h, 1 m ago

I never understand what the best people expect when challenging someone …I never understand what the best people expect when challenging someone over the internet - they’ll either provide a full/honest answer (as you did) or make up some BS story. Either way, no one really wins as you waste time and the person who asks still doesnt agree and inevitably says ‘that’s just your opinion’.As someone who used these things extensively and read reviews beforehand I am convinced these are snake oil, built and designed to confuse buyers who don’t know better who think they are getting SSD performance with tons of storage - there is no such thing as a free lunch. The solution really is separate SSD for OS and HDD for storage/media.

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Seagate 2TB FireCuda 3.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins PC Download Code, £76.95 from Amazon
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Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives. FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you need. Installs and operates like a s… Read more
Agharta21 h, 15 m ago

Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?


You're not getting any code mate. It's only valid for purchases up until 31st December. Even for those purchases people did not get any codes, but if you talk to Cs they maybe able to sort you out with a discount perhaps.
Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?
Thoughtful5 h, 22 m ago

I still keep looking at this technology, but it doesn't seem to offer any …I still keep looking at this technology, but it doesn't seem to offer any real advantages over conventional drives, It has to make a guess at which files you're going to want, and load them into the SSD prior to you asking for them. It doesn't always get it right. Then there's the issue of how long that memory is actually going to last and what happens when the SSD side of it fails, after all there's only a limited number of re-writes an SSD can have.I think finding a drive with a larger buffer is probably the way forward.


If you are predictable, like you load the same OS more than once, they 'guess' very well. The SSD portion should outlast the other 'side' by a significant margin. Check out therevisionist.org/rev…le/
Doesn't this not say: "
  • FREE game code only when purchasing from Amazon UK. Not available from third-party sellers. Offer ends 31st Dec 2017. Terms & Conditions apply."

So seems the code offer is expired and you won't get the game?
Guan4 h, 44 m ago

Looking at upgrading to a 16 x IP camera DVR soon. Would these still be …Looking at upgrading to a 16 x IP camera DVR soon. Would these still be suitable?


Yep. WD purples are good for something like 32 1080p cameras.
I think they have a higher tier purple that supports double the number of cameras
Seagate 2TB FireCuda Internal SSHD Hard Drive + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins PC Download Code - £86.75 @ Amazon
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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… Read more
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”.
Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?
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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!
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.
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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.
Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5 (or 3.5) Internal SSHD  with FREE ASSASINS CREED ORIGINS £89.99 Amazon
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Was looking for my PC and console HDD update and found this amazing offer, with this game price for HDD going down to ~50 gbp. Only 1 game per customer, offer ends at 31 of decembe… Read more
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Received hdd and game code, everything is fine
SUPERCOOLWILLOW2 m ago

thats what ive suggested but dont seem keen on it


I can see how the extra hassle would put someone off. However PC parts in general seem to be going up in price not down.
Spectral24 m ago

Unfortunately I've never seen them go any lower than this price range. As …Unfortunately I've never seen them go any lower than this price range. As mentioned above though he could buy this one now and sell the code for Assassins Creed.I bought one last week to put in my PS4. I wasn't planning on that upgrade yet but this drive with that new a game included is actually one hell of a bargain.



thats what ive suggested but dont seem keen on it
SUPERCOOLWILLOW25 m ago

this is the one my friend wants this one but he didnt wanna pay this kinda …this is the one my friend wants this one but he didnt wanna pay this kinda money sadly


Unfortunately I've never seen them go any lower than this price range. As mentioned above though he could buy this one now and sell the code for Assassins Creed.

I bought one last week to put in my PS4. I wasn't planning on that upgrade yet but this drive with that new a game included is actually one hell of a bargain.
this is the one my friend wants this one but he didnt wanna pay this kinda money sadly
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Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5" Internal SSHD + Assassin's Creed: Origins PC @ Amazon.co.uk -  £86.40 Delivered!
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2.5" 2TB Internal SSHD (SSD+HDD blended). Was looking for a fast 2nd storage drive for my ITX, but this would also be great for a laptop! Game up to 5x faster than with traditi… Read more
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RickyL723rd Nov

I bought this from Scan a couple of weeks ago. When you redeem the …I bought this from Scan a couple of weeks ago. When you redeem the Assassins Creed code it asks you whether you want to get it on PC/Xbox One/PS4. I got it on PC, but assume Xbox One or PS4 option would work too.


This code only seems to be for PC version. Just redeemed mine
Awesam10 h, 33 m ago

Can this be fitted to a PS4?



Yes have one in my pro, they are actually a lot thiner than normal 2.5" drives.

Just be aware of how these drives function
I bought this from Scan a couple of weeks ago. When you redeem the Assassins Creed code it asks you whether you want to get it on PC/Xbox One/PS4. I got it on PC, but assume Xbox One or PS4 option would work too.
Pity they don't do the game offer with the Ironwolf series.
Awesam2 h, 26 m ago

Can this be fitted to a PS4?


Yes. It's fit perfectly.
Seagate FireCuda 2TB 3.5" Internal SSHD + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins + £86.19 Free Delivery from Amazon
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Not sure if already posted, it seemed good to me. Free Assassin's Creed Origins with selected Seagate FireCuda SSHD and BarraCuda HDD 2.5" / 3.5" with 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 10TB … Read more
fishmaster12th Nov

4TB version is …4TB version is £99https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-BarraCuda-Internal-Drive-Cache/dp/B01LNJBA50/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1510481539&sr=1-2&keywords=3tb+sshdand 3TB version is £77.91OK this is FireCuda and they're Barracuda but worth looking at anyway.



I agree. I was looking at this but double the storage for an extra £15 is a no brainer really especially since it would predominately become my new Steam drive and SSHD is unlikely to have much of an impact on a drive just filled with games and the occasional video file. That and I already have AC Origins.
MrT29 h, 30 m ago

Hybrid drives are not so useful for gaming consoles, the SSD section is …Hybrid drives are not so useful for gaming consoles, the SSD section is fairly small (typically 8-32GB depending on the drive), so you'd only end up with either a small portion of each game on there or one game entirely on the SSD and the rest on the HDD, depending on how the file system works for each console. For a PC/Mac, it's more useful as the more commonly used files (operating system, common apps etc.) will be migrated onto the SSD section, and you'll notice the performance increase for those items only.


Hybrid drives don't work like that. The flash NAND portion acts as a cache, no games or other data get installed to the flash part of the disk. Algorithms determine which data is temporarily stored on the NAND to speed up access, this portion written to and erased multiple times in normal usage.
ragingsilver11 h, 54 m ago

PS4's only take 2.5" drives. This one is a desktop 3.5" size. It won't fit.


That's what she said
Hybrid drives are not so useful for gaming consoles, the SSD section is fairly small (typically 8-32GB depending on the drive), so you'd only end up with either a small portion of each game on there or one game entirely on the SSD and the rest on the HDD, depending on how the file system works for each console. For a PC/Mac, it's more useful as the more commonly used files (operating system, common apps etc.) will be migrated onto the SSD section, and you'll notice the performance increase for those items only.
I'm not sure why anyone would buy this drive. For bulk storage, another £10 or so buys you something with double the capacity. For applications, a 256GB will perform vastly better, and cost around £10 less. I appreciate that this has some NAND built into it to act as a SSD-like cache, but it's slow NAND, and there's only 8GB of it, so with the best caching algorithms and most repeatable usage patterns in the world, it won't do much good.
Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD) £79.99 @ Amazon
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I've been looking to upgrade my PS4's internal drive for a while and have been waiting for the price on this to come down. Just dropped to £79.99 on Amazon so I've bitten! - FireC… Read more
Its just a mechanical hard drive with a small cache. Nothing special about this at all. Its the price you expect for 2 tb drive.
Damn it, literally just went looking for one of these, searched here to find this bargain price in my opinion, only to click through and now over £100 on Amazon.
CampGareth

Well since they're not advertised as being exclusively compatible with … Well since they're not advertised as being exclusively compatible with games consoles maybe we should evaluate their usefulness in other scenarios? I wouldn't judge a car exhaust on its ability to be a chimney for a house but this is a generic, plain old hard drive that'd fit in nearly any computer made in the last decade or two.My use case is as a NAS drive since 2.5" drives that could spin down the HDD and use the SSD as a write cache until that fills up would be ideal for saving power. The random write performance could be pretty great, random reads could be better than normal if it eagerly reads surrounding blocks. While it could do all of this it is instead junk for this usage because they've chosen an unsuitable algorithm. C'mon seagate, rename this brand "gamercuda" and bring out an enterprise version (not too expensive mind you) with a good algorithm for servers.



I think you misunderstand how these drives work, in any case would you really want to use an SMR drive in a NAS?
4Real2016

Maybe you should read all posts in a thread including mine, or watch the … Maybe you should read all posts in a thread including mine, or watch the video I posted above, I never said it was a psychic drive, of course it doesn't know in advance what level is coming next.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-firecuda-2tb-2-5-solid-state-hard-drive-sshd-79-99-amazon-2644072?p=30343880I'm also only talking about PS4 use, I couldn't care less about anything else when you can use an SSD, PS4 isn't going to be loading anything above 8 GB during an in game load.They have very limited use, but personally I don't want to wait forever when I die in a game.FYI - Most of those tests that guy runs in the video are pointless with SSHD, at least without more info on previous loads, Crystal Disk Mark would only ever test the mechanical part of the drive.


Well since they're not advertised as being exclusively compatible with games consoles maybe we should evaluate their usefulness in other scenarios? I wouldn't judge a car exhaust on its ability to be a chimney for a house but this is a generic, plain old hard drive that'd fit in nearly any computer made in the last decade or two.

My use case is as a NAS drive since 2.5" drives that could spin down the HDD and use the SSD as a write cache until that fills up would be ideal for saving power. The random write performance could be pretty great, random reads could be better than normal if it eagerly reads surrounding blocks. While it could do all of this it is instead junk for this usage because they've chosen an unsuitable algorithm. C'mon seagate, rename this brand "gamercuda" and bring out an enterprise version (not too expensive mind you) with a good algorithm for servers.
Why did you have to go and post this, when I was enjoying a nice peaceful Friday evening, not a care in the world. Now you've got me fuming, wishing I had waited a couple of weeks and saved £20. Incidentally, I gave this heat. Haven't a clue why it's not hot!
Seagate 2TB 3.5" Internal SSHD + £10 Steam Credit £79.99 @ Box.co.uk
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Box.co.uk are currently offering £10 Free Steam Credit with this hard drive, in effect bringing the cost down to £69.99. Seagate model number: ST2000DX001
Polythene

Are these really comparable to SSD's. Need to replace the SSD in my … Are these really comparable to SSD's. Need to replace the SSD in my computer but dont want the speed to drop.


youtube.com/wat…obo although consider the effective performance of the SSHD will increase over time as it "learns" which files are typically most accessed in your system and stores those files in the solid state area.
Polythene

Are these really comparable to SSD's. Need to replace the SSD in my … Are these really comparable to SSD's. Need to replace the SSD in my computer but dont want the speed to drop.


These have a buffer. They're not SSD drives.
Are these really comparable to SSD's. Need to replace the SSD in my computer but dont want the speed to drop.
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AndyRoyd

I'd rather pay £69.99 for the drive and let Box use the credit.



That would be great!
I don't use Steam myself... on eBay a £10 Steam Code is going for £10.99 - so you could resell it
jai47

£10 Free Steam Credit with this hard drive, in effect bringing the cost … £10 Free Steam Credit with this hard drive, in effect bringing the cost down to £69.99


I'd rather pay £69.99 for the drive and let Box use the credit.
Toshiba H200 1TB SSHD Hybrid Drive £44 @ Amazon
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So I was looking for a 1TB SSHD for over a month now, and this one was on my radar due to its price. I had it at order when available and although it is saying out of stock, today … Read more
Just received mine today. Thanks OP
alexorza

therefore the deal is not expired yet...



Ive also had a dispatched email
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liamo

I ordered this on the 23rd Jan, decided to leave the order waiting … I ordered this on the 23rd Jan, decided to leave the order waiting sitting there waiting for stock, and hey, it's just shipped this evening. Should be getting it in 2-3 days




therefore the deal is not expired yet...
I ordered this on the 23rd Jan, decided to leave the order waiting sitting there waiting for stock, and hey, it's just shipped this evening. Should be getting it in 2-3 days
Anyone else had a luck getting hold of this?
Had a look at the other item in one of the posts above but Amazon no longer sell this.
Seagate SSHD 2TB 3.5" SATA Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive £67.98 at Ebuyer
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I think this is cheaper than anywhere else at this moment. 1 TB version £56.99 Possible cashback with Topcashback / Quidco The Seagate® Desktop SSHD is here with breakthrough … Read more
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I need a time machine to get back this price, the current price is £91.98
Cheers OP, been looking for a replacement for my 2TB HD that went pop a couple of weeks ago. This will do nicely
taras

Not when the nand is 190MBs annd we have no idea on the iops on the nand … Not when the nand is 190MBs annd we have no idea on the iops on the nand either.



It tells you right in the spec and you've only used half the info yourself.

"Average Data Rate, Read, Avg All Zones: up to 156MB/s
Average Data Rate From NAND Media: up to 190MB/s"

The 156MB/s is what they're saying the physical and do at a sustained data read, where as the NAND does 190MB/s.

Giving 34MB/s difference on average, plus more time is saved not having to refind the data on the physical part of the HDD. Looking at datasheets of 2TB from more than one manufacturer, you'll find they put the average read speed from a physical HDD is around 147MB/s, give or take a few MB/s for a SATA3 drive.

So, as I said, they do come in handy over for repeat caching of the same data.

For the few quid difference over a SSHD to a HDD, then I'd go for SSHD over today's prices. Sure, if I had the cash to through nothing but SSDs at a PC then I would.

Don't just take my word for it as a daily user of a SSF, SSHD and HDD, but this guy as well. youtu.be/qEI…168


Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 10th Dec 2015
FinderOfDeals

​Not true, they come in very handy where a lot of repeat caching happens.



Not when the nand is 190MBs annd we have no idea on the iops on the nand either.
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reddit

But this is a 2Tb drive, so make comparisons based on SSD's with the same … But this is a 2Tb drive, so make comparisons based on SSD's with the same capacity.



I couldn't care less if it came with bells and whistles, it's still old tech and will do no one any favours by jumping the gun. By constantly caching what little SS space you have it will significantly decrease the life cycle of the SSD in the same way that using an SSD as virtual memory does.

8GB of solid state capacity is pathetic. Microsoft recommends 16GB for Windows 10 before you even begin to consider other apps you may want to speed up.

You would get massive benefits from your machine by installing an SSD as small as 32GB for your OS and apps, then leave the old school mechanical drives separately for mass storage and media.
HP ENVY 15-k201na Laptop - i7, 8GB DDR3, 1TB SSHD, Full HD, 2/Dual Core £649 @ HP Store
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First post so don't shoot me but saw this and seems cheaper than everywhere else by around £100 so hope it helps someone. Basic Specs below... - Intel® Core™ i7-5500U with Intel H… Read more
Can anyone please explain why this is better than the one listed on currys website, with 12RAM and 2TB Memory instead and at £629, after cashback. Thanks in advance. (Feel like maybe ive missed something)
Windows
Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor
Memory: 12 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Storage: 2 TB

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bargainpricehunter

I just rang HP direct and got a further 50 pounds off final price is … I just rang HP direct and got a further 50 pounds off final price is 598.38Ring 0207 660 0596.This price is great for:-i78 gb ram4 dedicated ddr3 for graphicsI'm pleased - HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE



How did you manage this ? didn't work for me
Did anyone else have any luck ringing hp for a further discount? I tried ringing on the 0207 number which was posted but they said they couldn't drop the price further on already reduced laptops, only on non reduced products?
Rellika

​Straight from the horses mouth... h … ​Straight from the horses mouth... https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/203428177-Grand-Theft-Auto-V-PC-System-Specs



Thanks for your reply. I did previously see the system requirements which would suggest that it wouldn't be up to the task but perhaps it might be possible on low settings? Thanks
I've cancelled my order too, looks like Dell offer better specs for a little more money.
Look out for the Dell Inspiron 7548 or similar spec.


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FX6300, 8GB 1600mhz, 1TB SSHD (8GB SSD), nVidia GTX 750ti, Corsair 430w Semi-Modlar PSU, Thermatake cool case £396.00 @ Ebuyer
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I can't use PCPArtpicker because I'm not allowed to post it due to a lot of the retailers on there being banned by Hotukdeals. The best I can do right now is post an ebuyer build a… Read more
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Retro89

Go look at the failure rates.



​Maybe do some proper reading. The data isn't fair and isn't standardised also it's specific models that have the issues. Third these are consumer drives used in enterprise environment which is plain ridiculous
grandwazoo

They sold $14 billion worth of drives last year - seems not everyone … They sold $14 billion worth of drives last year - seems not everyone shares your view....


Go look at the failure rates.
Retro89

Wouldn't touch Seagate drives based on their failure rates.


They sold $14 billion worth of drives last year - seems not everyone shares your view....
You can save a fair bit of money with two measures here - first of all, you can remove the DVD drive if, like many of us, you are fully digital.

Secondly, you are taking a hit in quality, but for £40 you can get a reasonable mATX case, 400W PSU (with eight-pin GPU PCIe power), keyboard and mouse: amazon.co.uk/Gig…n-1

400W is more than enough for this build, and I've built many budget gaming PCs very simiar to your config with this - none have failed yet.

These changes take your £396 build down to £350, the same price as a 1TB PS4 Plus you get a keyboard and mouse.

EDIT: Actually, this version of the all-in-one has a 450W PSU for the same price - amazon.co.uk/Gig…F0C
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295X2

PCPartPicker is allowed as ONLY AriaPC is banned from HUKD. And even that … PCPartPicker is allowed as ONLY AriaPC is banned from HUKD. And even that was several years ago: Aria Banned


And this makes me so confuse, cos aria charge £8+ for a delivery, so on pcpartpicker it looks cheap but at the and it is not.
Dell Latitude 14 E5440 Intel Core i5 4300U up to 2.9GHz 4Gb Ram 500Gb SSHD Hdd 14" HD+ Win 8.1 Pro 3yr WTY £438 at MCS Technology
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Seems a great price for a decent laptop with 500GB SSHD and 3 years warranty! Loads in stock. CODE NLL017 MODEL Latitude 14 E5440 WARRANTY 3 Yrs Dell On-Site WTY CPU Intel… Read more
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Loads same spec on outlet for £414 delivered..3 year warranty on business site
Just another reason that HUKD voting system cannot be trusted! If something as drastic as a £73 increase in price, the original post should be expired and relisted
Cold, price in title is misleading and not that great a deal at £438
Pity you can't remove heat.

Hot if including vat - neutral for me if vat and shipping has to be added.
Price is without the VAT
Seagate 1TB Laptop SSHD SATA 3 - FREE P&P £59.98 @ Dabs.com
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Cheaper than currently deal, free delivery too :) @EDIT@ Now only 59.98 :D "SSD + HDD - The best of both worlds. Seagate Laptop SSHDs integrate NAND flash solid-state storage w… Read more
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Amazing price, bought for 75 a couple of months ago, really good hybrid drive
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AR2012

Special link provided by DABs themselves for under £60



Even better, lowered to £59.98 then

Special link provided by DABs themselves for under £60

DabsDotCom

1tb is also under £60 on our price down special which is a price … 1tb is also under £60 on our price down special which is a price breakthrough and in our opinion an even better offer than 500gb! Here's the link just for our HUKD fans!http://www.dabs.com/8krvi800ThanksDunc

Seagate 4TB/8GB Solid State Hybrid Drive £136.96 @ Amazon
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Found 24th May 2014Found 24th May 2014
Product Description The Seagate Desktop SSHD is here with breakthrough technology that identifies and stores to flash only your most frequently used data. You can boot up and launc… Read more
a 4TB drive as a boot/storage drive isn't a very good idea at all as its a lot of data to lose in one hit if a problem arises...To be honest you'd be better off with a small 60/80GB System drive and then either this as a storage drive on a SATA channel, or in a NAS......very good price for what it is but I personally wouldn't spend money on it...

Also couldn't see any info on the warranty of this drive, but current standard 4TB storage internals only have a number of hours as a warranty which equates to a number of days being basically 2 years....

So no vote from me I'm afraid


Voted hot. Very cool drive if you just want one single drive in your PC with lots of space and fast boot times.
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1TB Hybrid SSHD SATA III 2.5" - Scan.co.uk, £67.32 for Hexus/AVForums members, or £71.48
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Found 23rd May 2014Found 23rd May 2014
This is a fair price I'd say. I've currently a Crucial M500 (240GB) and a Samsung 840 EVO (250GB) SSDs but they're rapidly filling up and I need more space for my VMs and also bac… Read more
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Wow, that's weird, we are alike.

For my N40L, I was going to use it as hybrid lab and backup file server so at first tried ESXi which was good but I was really wasting the 6 USB ports on the server itself, however I haven't tested ESXi in anger though so not really sure on performance plus I am very energy conscious having to vSphere client and having ESXi on just for a lab.
Therefore I've dedicated the N40L for media backups going vanilla with Windows Server 2012, RAID-1 with the hardware RAID controller, though I'm thinking of adding another WD Red 3TB and go parity RAID-5 using WS' soft RAID.
I've Hyper-V on the N40L but the load times really do drag (have one WD Red and a Seagate Barracuda in there - 7200 RPM nothing spectacular).

The lab I have is all in one box, i5 4670K, Z87 mobo, two SSDs as above, 16GB RAM - running Windows 8.1. I'll look into RSync
Thanks man.
Edited by: "Kei1" 24th May 2014
Kei1

I really should have said I need the additional space because I wanted to … I really should have said I need the additional space because I wanted to just backup my VMs quickly all in the same rig. I have a file server HP ProLiant N40L setup (2 x 3 TB) with RAID-1 which is really just for media backups, but that's rarely on and I want to conserve as much energy as possible, I don't want to keep both the server and desktop on just when playing around with my lab.I wanted the 1 TB in the same box so I can move the low priority VMs (i.e. perhaps a few clients) and ISOs to it.Looks like the item is getting cold. Maybe people are comparing it to SSD. :/I'd highly recommend laptops owners to go for this if they want quicker boot up times and the capacity.



Dude you are like my absolute CLone! My n54 is switched off since I realised I could install the Synology OS in a VBox VM... It used to turn on twice a day but I just wasn't using it. And you're right - laptops are the best place for this type of drive.

What software are you using in your n40? I'm becoming more and more obsessed with network backup.

My personal opinion is HDDs are the place to put VM backups. If you use backup software based on RSync, that will not only backup just the files that have changed but only the parts of the files that have changed. If you're not already using that you might find performance increase there. I'm getting to grips with Syncrify (I think they originally made Deltacopy).
Edited by: "wide" 24th May 2014
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wide

I have the exact same SSDs and uses as you do! An 840 then later m500 … I have the exact same SSDs and uses as you do! An 840 then later m500 completely for VMs. I just added a pair of normal HDDs for network backup and used Windows 7 to mirror them.I haven't tested this in practice but I believe VMs aren't good on hybrid drives. The way the drives prioritise what goes on the solid state bit relies on lots of regularly used files. Virtual hard disks are single large files as far as the drive knows so can't fit all of them on the SSD, thus none of the VMs (or maybe one or two) get the benefit. SSD is the only place for virtual machines IMO.Backups also won't gain anything either - you put data on there and rarely take any off, the controller never gets the chance to prioritise and if it does, you'd have to be restoring the same bkp over and over which is nope.


I really should have said I need the additional space because I wanted to just backup my VMs quickly all in the same rig. I have a file server HP ProLiant N40L setup (2 x 3 TB) with RAID-1 which is really just for media backups, but that's rarely on and I want to conserve as much energy as possible, I don't want to keep both the server and desktop on just when playing around with my lab.
I wanted the 1 TB in the same box so I can move the low priority VMs (i.e. perhaps a few clients) and ISOs to it.

Looks like the item is getting cold. Maybe people are comparing it to SSD.

I'd highly recommend laptops owners to go for this if they want quicker boot up times and the capacity.

Edited by: "Kei1" 24th May 2014
Kei1

This is a fair price I'd say.I've currently a Crucial M500 (240GB) and a … This is a fair price I'd say.I've currently a Crucial M500 (240GB) and a Samsung 840 EVO (250GB) SSDs but they're rapidly filling up and I need more space for my VMs and also backups and therefore looking for something that is energy efficient and is slightly faster than the conventional HDD.I've been comparing this with the Seagate ST1000LM014 which has 64MB cache a little bit more, but looking at UserBenchmarks, it is apparent that the Toshiba is a little bit faster when it comes to random R/W:http://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Toshiba-Notebook-SSHD-1TB-vs-Seagate-Laptop-SSHD-1TB/1957vs1804The price I'm really highlighting here is £67.32 for the HEXUS/AVForums member i.e. the carrier charge is waived.Prices elsewhere:eBuyer £71.72Dabs £79.99CCL £71.28 (okay this site is cheaper if you're not an AVForums member)Next to this, I was thinking of HGST TravelStar 5K1000, but I rather pay a little more for the faster speeds and efficiency.I think the price has been around for about a week or two now, but I'm sure it was over £72 when I last viewed it a few months back.1 TB, 2.5", SATA III9.5 mm (height)8 GB NAND5400 RPM




I have the exact same SSDs and uses as you do! An 840 then later m500 completely for VMs. I just added a pair of normal HDDs for network backup and used Windows 7 to mirror them.

I haven't tested this in practice but I believe VMs aren't good on hybrid drives. The way the drives prioritise what goes on the solid state bit relies on lots of regularly used files. Virtual hard disks are single large files as far as the drive knows so can't fit all of them on the SSD, thus none of the VMs (or maybe one or two) get the benefit.

SSD is the only place for virtual machines IMO.

Backups also won't gain anything either - you put data on there and rarely take any off, the controller never gets the chance to prioritise and if it does, you'd have to be restoring the same bkp over and over which is nope.

Edited by: "wide" 24th May 2014
I have 120gb crucial m500 and it's absolutely fantastic when it comes to speed. Best purchase ffor my PC
SEAGATE SSHD Laptop- Hybrid hard drive - 1TB 8GB Flash-internal - 2.5" 3years warranty @ Pixmania.com £65.65 -Cheapest Ever!
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The best combination of speed and capacity for your laptop, now cheapest ever!
The SSHD has weak sequential speeds, and most system files will be cached in memory making the drive a bit pointless. Something like the WD Black (2013) is a good alternative, comparison below.

hdd.userbenchmark.com/Com…804

Only problem with the black (which is not mentioned in above link) is power consumption which is around 6 Watts vs 3 Watts on the SSHD.
vul3ck6

Had one 500gb with 4gb SSD in my laptop, initially it feels fast but slow … Had one 500gb with 4gb SSD in my laptop, initially it feels fast but slow down over time, now is getting on my nerve. It pauses sometimes and non stop clicking sound driving me on the wall. I think it's time to change to proper SSD.



non stop clicking? ...that'll be your hard drive on its way out, address it now if you want to keep your data.
The £58.98 drive from Novatech is the 3.5" version, not the 2.5" which they want £77.99 for.

Great drive! I bought one off Amazon 2 months back for a few quid higher. Never have to complain about the speed (I do lot of work with the drive as secondary drive, mainly for data storage). Just be aware that it makes some small noise while working. That can be ignored though, but if you're perfectionist, get a SSD (if you have money!).
Good price, I have had bad experience with Pixmania in the past though...
As for drive failures - it will happen, you should always make regular backups - the depth and frequency depends on how important your data is...
Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD SATA 6GB/s 64MB 9.5mm Hard Drive £69.99 @ Dabs
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Good price for a 1TB SSHD with great ratings. 3 day free delivery period. Also available from eBuyer at the same price, but with a 5 day free delivery period. Don't forget 2.1% … Read more
picnick

Could you tell me where I can find it on Amazon for less than £69.99? I … Could you tell me where I can find it on Amazon for less than £69.99? I was going to buy one but will wait. Thanks.



Apologies, on the mobile, didn't spot this was a hybrid drive as this came us when I was looking for regular drives.

iancwatkinson

Cold, cheaper at Amazon.



Could you tell me where I can find it on Amazon for less than £69.99? I was going to buy one but will wait. Thanks.
ukez

Yep, this SSHD drive is well worth the extra £15 to £20 more that the s … Yep, this SSHD drive is well worth the extra £15 to £20 more that the standard 2.5 HDD for the performance gains that you are going to feel when using your laptop, with boot times and load times. This seems to be the cheapest one around at the moment, so go for it.. Treat yourself!Have a look at these below just to get an idea:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu5xKDcFY7Yhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sra_lWl8u6U



Thanks for that. I was thinking of doing a dual thing with SSD in hard drive space and an HDD in the DVD Drive bay but this all-in-one solution seems to be a more economical solution.
Edited by: "picnick" 19th Jan 2014
picnick

Is this worth the extra money over buying a normal 2.5 HD? It's only … Is this worth the extra money over buying a normal 2.5 HD? It's only about £20 more I think. Despite your slight mistake, you appear to know your stuff so any advice appreciated. Thanks.



Yep, this SSHD drive is well worth the extra £15 to £20 more that the standard 2.5 HDD for the performance gains that you are going to feel when using your laptop, with boot times and load times.

This seems to be the cheapest one around at the moment, so go for it.. Treat yourself!

Have a look at these below just to get an idea:
youtube.com/wat…Y7Y
youtube.com/wat…u6U

Edited by: "ukez" 19th Jan 2014
ukez

My bad I thought this was the 3.5 Seagate..



Is this worth the extra money over buying a normal 2.5 HD? It's only about £20 more I think. Despite your slight mistake, you appear to know your stuff so any advice appreciated. Thanks.
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