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[Amazon.ca] Seagate Firecuda 2TB Gaming SSHD - $118.74

Good hybrid hard drive for 500GB and 1TB console owners looking to increase storage capacity

Lowest price ever according to camel(x3), cheaper than the 3.5" Firecuda or even the 2TB regular drive
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Great price.
Up to a few days ago the best price was around $135 from new egg.
Just installed it in my PS4 Pro but haven't switched it on yet.
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Consoles can't really benefit from the extra speeds. It helps in some but not other games. No where near the same benefits as using a console. I even tried a 2tb Samsung Evo 850 without huge gains. Price is good but don't expect to be blown away by speed. Samsung M9t is still best overall I think. Can be found in Seagate Backup Plus Slim drives for around $100
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I would do this with my new pro.But sony pissed me off last year.

I purchased a 2tb drive installed per there website but then i gave away the 500gb from the console then when my ps4 needed warranty service (nothing to do with hard drive they told me my warranty was invalid because i did not have the original hard drive.

So be careful and keep your stock drive incase you need warranty. They said i should of kept the original drive and installed it back before getting warranty.
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Does PS4 really benefit from this? I mean does it boot its OS from the HDD? There's only 8GB of NAND on this, I can't see that doing much for installed games and not sure if the firmware is optimized to do anything with it properly outside of a PC?
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These drives only really benefit speed in Windows due to the limited 8GB of NAND storage on this drive. All game load times will still be at 5400rpm speed except for commonly used game files.


If you're looking for game load time decreases you're better off getting a MX300 525GB SSD for $149.99.

https://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-MX300-525 ... ords=mx300

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NightRain wrote: Consoles can't really benefit from the extra speeds. It helps in some but not other games. No where near the same benefits as using a console. I even tried a 2tb Samsung Evo 850 without huge gains. Price is good but don't expect to be blown away by speed. Samsung M9t is still best overall I think. Can be found in Seagate Backup Plus Slim drives for around $100
The ps4 pro finally introduces sata 3.
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KevinC268 wrote: The ps4 pro finally introduces sata 3.
Yes, but other internals bottleneck it still. It still performs roughly the same
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Very good deal. Got one of these on Cyber Monday at Newegg for $120.

Quite fast for a spinning disk, and the 5-yr warranty is reassuring too.

Whoops, I got the 3.5" version for my desktop... still a good deal I guess.
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NightRain wrote: Yes, but other internals bottleneck it still. It still performs roughly the same
There are actually benchmarks and videos online that show that having SSHD have good improvements. Obviously nothing significant but loading screens are sometimes cut by 2-5 seconds. For games like Bloodborne that's quite a good gain.
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There's a number of testimonials on Reddit and YouTube, that convinced me there's a difference between this drive and the stock Drive, especially with the load times.
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Undecided I ordered 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim for $99 and planning to crack it open then use my old ps4 hdd in the seagate housing. Wonder if paying $20 is bucks worth shaving a few seconds on loading time and keeping the warranty.

Backup Plus Slim comes with the ST2000LM007 HDD, which is well rated for the PS4.
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dough4you wrote: There's a number of testimonials on Reddit and YouTube, that convinced me there's a difference between this drive and the stock Drive, especially with the load times.
Can you link them please, I have been trying to find something on load times, but can't find exactly what I am looking for.
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mian95 wrote: Can you link them please, I have been trying to find something on load times, but can't find exactly what I am looking for.
Also I am wondering what the difference between a 7200 rpm and this would be.
I did this research about a week or two ago, and I don't have actual Links handy. And now I'm off to Christmas Eve dinner :-)
Basically I did a lot of Google searches with PS4 Pro and firecuda 2 terabyte. You'll see the ones that are reddit links.
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mian95 wrote: Can you link them please, I have been trying to find something on load times, but can't find exactly what I am looking for.
Here's one link:
https://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-T ... ce-Testing

Another one more relevant to the Firecuda:
https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/5 ... ro_so_far/

Just google the keywords: PS4, Reddit, SSHD, Firecuda and you'll come up with some results.

I personally have an SSHD in my PS4 and I feel that it has helped the games with loading screens. Games with fewer loading screens such as Infamous or Final Fantasy XV will benefit less.
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dough4you wrote: I did this research about a week or two ago, and I don't have actual Links handy. And now I'm off to Christmas Eve dinner :-)
Basically I did a lot of Google searches with PS4 Pro and firecuda 2 terabyte. You'll see the ones that are reddit links.
Thanks, I was looking for prices on regular 2TB harddrives and this seems to be cheaper or the same price, which is really weird.

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