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Amazon.com has 2TB Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) on sale for $94.99. Shipping is free. Thanks misterdix
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UPDATE: item is already backordered, but order away for delivery in mid February...

Popular Deal on this sweet hybrid drive yesterday was for $110 with a lot of upvotes, but Amazon has it on sale right now for $95 as a lightning deal. Lowest price ever on CCC.

Great drive to speed up your PS4 or XboxOne. Replace internal or get and external cart for the XBone, whatever, you do you.

Must look/click on Amazons price in the other seller link down a bit on the right of page.

Fastest 2.5-Inch PC compute and gaming Hard Drive on the market, all within a thin 7mm z-height
Flash-accelerated technology delivers up to 5x faster load times for nonstop performance, play and productivity compared to standard HDDs
Adaptive Memory technology efficiently identifies frequently accessed data to allow for quicker operations
Multi-tier caching technology (mtc) boosts performance, helping applications and files load faster

Here's an article [eurogamer.net] telling you why to upgrade to hybrid or SSD in your console...
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the consoles don't benefit much from a faster drive (iirc, 7200s and sshds had around a 15% decrease in load times). ssds were a little faster but are still hamstrung by the drive interface (and much more expensive).

the upside of these drives is the much larger capacity in a form factor that will fit in a ps4. the small boost in speed is just a bonus. also, this is around the same price as a normal 5400 rpm 2tb drive, so why not go for the sshd?
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Stinks that it's backordered, but I'm loving all the comments saying "this $95 drive won't be nearly as fast as a $500 2TB SSD".

YOU DON'T SAY???
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Here is the linkydo [amazon.com]
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backordered I believe:

Estimated delivery: Feb. 17, 2017 - Mar. 16, 2017
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"Ships in 1 - 2 months"
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That's a big mistake on Seagate's part, I own the STxxxXL003 series (500 & 750 GB) 7200 RPM they still strong and perform OK, but never like a real SSD.
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That's a big mistake on Seagate's part, I own the STxxxXL003 series (500 & 750 GB) 7200 RPM they still strong and perform OK, but never like a real SSD.
I believe the 2.5" drive is 5400 as they were trying for low power on a laptop but they have the 3.5" SSHD drives which are 7200.
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the consoles don't benefit much from a faster drive (iirc, 7200s and sshds had around a 15% decrease in load times). ssds were a little faster but are still hamstrung by the drive interface (and much more expensive).

the upside of these drives is the much larger capacity in a form factor that will fit in a ps4. the small boost in speed is just a bonus. also, this is around the same price as a normal 5400 rpm 2tb drive, so why not go for the sshd?
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Our benchmark, which loaded nine different applications (typically as many of you would at home) showed that the FireCuda simply can't handle so many different programs and still perform consistently. It'll be fine if you just want to run Windows and Word, or your most-used app, but load it up with much else and you'll start seeing some very strange results indeed. We saw up to 25% variance on some tests, which is then balanced out by other tests - it just can't make up its mind which app to optimize for. While it can be very quick, we can't give it top marks because it makes for a PC that might be having a good day, or a bad day, and you never know which to expect.
And it's Seagate.. haven't had any good luck with Seagate for the past 5 years, but i do still have a 10yr old drive running strong.
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Very slow compared to an actual SSD. 140 MB/s vs 500+ MB/s on an SSD.
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Will Amazon price adjust? Just bought this on the 13th.
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So If I decide to buy this, then i need an enclosure and then connect to the XBox one through usb? or can it be fitted inside the console? Please advise. Thanks
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Very slow compared to an actual SSD. 140 MB/s vs 500+ MB/s on an SSD.
on a pc, yes, you are correct. for a ps4 ssd vs sshd are pretty much same.
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Very slow compared to an actual SSD. 140 MB/s vs 500+ MB/s on an SSD.
Pointless comparison. 2tb ssd is still like $900.
And you're right but also wrong. It's a hybrid drive so it's using tiering - some stuff will be read from the ssd portion.

Why does it keep saying it's someone wish list??
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