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(Bare Drive) Seagate FireCuda Gaming 2TB Performance SSHD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s $59.99 Amazon.com


#1 Sugarbeats  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:15 AM

https://www.amazon.c...75346364&sr=8-7



#2 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:21 AM

I purchased this last week to replace the one that comes with PS4 Death Stranding.

#3 Sugarbeats  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:27 AM

I purchased this last week to replace the one that comes with PS4 Death Stranding.

This is 2.5 inch so it would work perfectly on any PS4 or Laptop. Care to comment on the performance? I haven't used a SSD in my PS4 before and I was thinking about upgrading to this one actually.



#4 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14563 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:56 AM

This is 2.5 inch so it would work perfectly on any PS4 or Laptop. Care to comment on the performance? I haven't used a SSD in my PS4 before and I was thinking about upgrading to this one actually.

This is an SSHD, so it's got a 2TB 7200RPM HDD paired with an 8GB NAND SSD that will store your most used files for faster access. So it's double the storage at a higher RPM (usually PS4 Pros have 5400RPM drives). Great investment.

 

I bought one of these last year for my laptop, and it's worked well so far. Textures load in a little slower than my main SSD, but the space and budget pricing make up for it.



#5 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4687 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:05 AM

This is 2.5 inch so it would work perfectly on any PS4 or Laptop. Care to comment on the performance? I haven't used a SSD in my PS4 before and I was thinking about upgrading to this one actually.


This isn’t an SSD, it’s a hybrid drive; 8 GB of NAND flash that basically works like a gigantic cache on a normal HDD, coupled with a 2TB 5400 RPM HDD. The supposed advantage of an SSHD over a normal HDD is firmware that theoretically keeps the data you use most in the NAND flash drive, giving you speeds sort of approaching SSD level on that; everything else’ll be pretty typical 5400 RPM HDD speeds (though it’ll adapt over time as the data you access most changes). I’m a little nervous about Seagate’s reputation, though some people say their stuff is more reliable than it used to be, and SSHDs are probably a bit more prone to failure in general since they’ve got two different elements that can fail instead of just one; but 2TB SSDs are stupidly expensive, and bare 2.5 inch 2TB HDDs are practically unicorns, so I hesitantly picked one up, myself. Haven’t taken it out of the bag, yet, so I have no anecdotal evidence to offer.

#6 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4687 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:09 AM

This is an SSHD, so it's got a 2TB 7200RPM HDD paired with an 8GB NAND SSD that will store your most used files for faster access. So it's double the storage at a higher RPM (usually PS4 Pros have 5400RPM drives). Great investment.

I bought one of these last year for my laptop, and it's worked well so far. Textures load in a little slower than my main SSD, but the space and budget pricing make up for it.


Actually the 2.5” FireCudas are only 5400 RPM, it’s the 3.5” ones that are 7200.

#7 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:21 AM

I have both the 2.5" and the 3.5" in different systems. (2.5" in both my PS4 and an older MacBook, 3.5" in my old iMac)

These run great, at first you will not notice much of a difference though. Like what Souffrir said, it learns over time about what to prioritize in the SSD portion.

 

There have been numerous tests of these in PS4's that you can read about the performance gains over a standard HDD. True that a SSD is faster.. but price is key here.

 

http://startreplay.c...t-4-gta-v-doom/

3 year old article showing the difference between the 3 options one would have for the PS4. Stock, SSHD, and full on SSD. 



#8 Doubletriplekill   Pepridge Farm Members CAGiversary!   89 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:59 AM

I have both the 2.5" and the 3.5" in different systems. (2.5" in both my PS4 and an older MacBook, 3.5" in my old BigMac)

These run great, at first you will not notice much of a difference though. Like what Souffrir said, it learns over time about what to prioritize in the SSD portion.

There has gotta been numerous tests of these in PS4's that you can read about the performance gains over a standard HDD. True that a STD is faster.. but price is key here.

http://startreplay.c...t-4-gta-v-doom/
3 year old article showing the difference between the 3 options one would have for the PS4. Stock, SSHD, and full on SSD.

That's an impressively written article for a 3 year old. Wokka wokka I'll be here all week. Please tip your server.

#9 Dragonaxe3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:30 PM

I bought this last year. It didn’t seem to make a difference at all with my PS4. If you reload a level a lot it will gradually get faster, but I preferred paying $25 for a 240 SSD, which loads everything fast. Using my old HD as a backup.

#10 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:55 PM

My wife says this drive performs better than me. #divorce

#11 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10745 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:12 PM

Hmmm tempting.

#12 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5467 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:48 PM

Out of curiosity will this work in a PS3?  I know that 1.5 TB is the maximum. 

I'm just a little surprised I haven't stumbled upon a 1.5 TB hybrid hard drive or a solid state yet.



#13 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4687 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:02 AM

Out of curiosity will this work in a PS3? I know that 1.5 TB is the maximum.

I'm just a little surprised I haven't stumbled upon a 1.5 TB hybrid hard drive or a solid state yet.


1.5TB drives of any kind are even rarer than 2.5” 2TB bare HDDs these days. I think those were phased out when higher capacity SSDs started becoming a thing, since most people would probably just opt for the cheaper 1TB SSDs, or go all in on luxury 2TB (or higher) SSDs, and high capacity HDDs (and hybrids) are so cheap these days it doesn’t make sense to have a middle ground between 1 and 2TB.

#14 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   467 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:09 AM

I've seen several threads on Reddit and other forums about this drive failing in PS4's.  Data corruption, can't rebuild the database, etc.  I've been leary of the Firecuda hybrid drives.  Others have obviously had success with them though.



#15 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1399 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:25 AM

For just a little more cash, you can get a 1TB SSD. It won't go at its full potential speed in a PS4, but at least it won't spontaneously fail like these drives and actually solve some stuttering issues in a few games (Nier comes to mind). There are some improvements in loading screen reductions as well, but nothing to write home about.

 

tldr; consider getting a similar priced SSD instead of this "gaming" hybrid drive.



#16 Amonthar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   668 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:45 AM

This isn’t a new deal. This is the same price it has been for a while. The MSRP being marked through is a ploy.

I was looking at building a computer earlier this year and the price was $59.99 then as well.