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[Amazon Canada] Seagate Firecuda 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA 6Gb/s SSHD

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[Amazon Canada] Seagate Firecuda 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA 6Gb/s SSHD

Was looking for a SSHD for my PS4 pro and came across this.

Searched the forum and found last year it was on sale for 74.99?

Or this is rock bottom?
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The 2TB version has actually gone on sale for around $80 a few times so you might want to wait for the next sale on that, it's a much better deal.
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Uber12 wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 4:42 pm
The 2TB version has actually gone on sale for around $80 a few times so you might want to wait for the next sale on that, it's a much better deal.
According to the three camels, on Amazon.ca, it fell to $80 ONCE during black friday 2017.


For this 1TB, it seems like to be the regular price for amazon as it has never been sold for a higher price. It was seen as low as 68.99
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daviiiiiid wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 4:44 pm
According to the three camels, on Amazon.ca, it fell to $80 ONCE during black friday 2017.


For this 1TB, it seems like to be the regular price for amazon as it has never been sold for a higher price. It was seen as low as 68.99
When I say several times, I mean with several vendors. I got mine from newegg.
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I actually just ordered this yesterday for my launch PS4. Don't think I need 2TB.

Read that people are getting faster load times. Hope that's true.
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Definitely not worth it for ps4, 7200rpm drive is much better than sshd.
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whoa-albert wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 6:25 pm
I actually just ordered this yesterday for my launch PS4. Don't think I need 2TB.

Read that people are getting faster load times. Hope that's true.
Gitaroo wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 9:29 pm
Definitely not worth it for ps4, 7200rpm drive is much better than sshd.
Actually I have read online the 2.5 inch Firecuda was only 5400 RPM too? Is that true cause their website didn't say anything.

Now makes me wonder if any 7200 RPM 2.5 inch would act better than it.

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Gitaroo wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 9:29 pm
Definitely not worth it for ps4, 7200rpm drive is much better than sshd.
Interesting. Are you saying that caching to the internal SSD is ineffective? Can you point to any benchmarks?

Or is the problem that the latency is unpredictable and that this is bad for gaming?

(I'm not a gamer but I've always wondered about the actual experience with these SSHDs. For some reason they don't seem to have taken off.)
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ji2o0k wrote:
Mar 10th, 2018 12:54 pm
interesting, don't know much about SSHDs.....

How does this compare to say a Samsung EVO (pure SSD) - is it slower?

1TB at this regular price seems pretty awesome but this would be in my laptop and I like the speed of the SSD...
A bit faster than regular HDD, much slower than pure SSD
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Hugh wrote:
Mar 10th, 2018 12:50 pm
Interesting. Are you saying that caching to the internal SSD is ineffective? Can you point to any benchmarks?

Or is the problem that the latency is unpredictable and that this is bad for gaming?

(I'm not a gamer but I've always wondered about the actual experience with these SSHDs. For some reason they don't seem to have taken off.)
No, benchmark, used both myself, advantage of 7200 drive is always consistent speed. SSHD 8gigs SSD portion is too tiny to make a difference. I had a 2 TB SSHD and a 1 TB 7200rpm drive before. 7200rpm drive consistantly give me better speed compare to stock drive. SSHD only give me advantage on booting up and I have to run the same software constantly which is rarely the case. Price is the only advantage it has over 7200rpm 2.5" drive. I am now using a 3tb 3.5" 7200rpm external drive for PS4. Load time is much better than stock.
loopholez wrote:
Mar 9th, 2018 12:50 pm
Actually I have read online the 2.5 inch Firecuda was only 5400 RPM too? Is that true cause their website didn't say anything.

Now makes me wonder if any 7200 RPM 2.5 inch would act better than it.

Cheers
2.5" firecuda is always 5400rpm, slow as shit from my experience.
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It was on sale at $74.99 on Amazon roughly three weeks ago when I ordered it. However other retailers were offering the same rate anyway, so there was no extra savings than other competitors, I just ordered off Amazon because I had promo credit to spend. I think $74.99 is the lowest rate it can go already, but $79.99 is roughly the rate they typically sell it but they're sold out right now anyway...
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The earlier gen Seagate momentus XT sshd was 7200rpm and that thing actually was pretty darn fast amazing(shoved a 750GB version into my PS3 and loading time was night and day), but the price was a bit steep and the thing had heat issue cuz it's 7200rpm.
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