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Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2.5” SATA (ST2000LXZ01) $98.65 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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For those who really want a 2.5” SSHD, the Seagate Firecuda 2TB (ST2000LXZ01) with 8GB of flash cache appears to be priced the same as the 1TB drive on Amazon.

This 7mm 2.5” drive would make a great upgrade for certain laptops or more likely, the internal hard drive of a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Better than the old days of trying to shuck a portable USB hard drive to find a 7mm sized drive (which wasn’t SSHD).

Personally if it were me I would still go with an SSD but for those with huge libraries, this is a potentially good compromise and at under $100 delivered for Prime customers, it’s quite a bit cheaper than the last time this deal was posted.

WARNING Given the comments in this thread and from anecdotal Googling, there seem to be quite a few user who have had Firecuda drives fail on them when used as an internal drive for the PS4. I suggest doing your own research before committing, and/or making use of PSN+ cloud backups.

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    how do you get this to plug into an xbox? do you need to put it in a special case?

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    The model number shows up as ST1000LXZ15 and still says "1Tb Firecuda" even though 2Tb shows later in the text. Might be enough error in the text to give you 1Tb instead.

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      You can choose 2TB in the capacity selection. The description seems lazy and includes multiple different models of drives - ie instead of multiple listings they chucked it all into one… but the table with the detailed specs includes both model numbers for 2TB and 1TB Firecuda so I think it’s correct. At least the seller is amazon US so less likely to have an issue if there is a misunderstanding down the track

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    Just a heads up, I had one of these in a PS4 and it died. I've read of other people that had the same issues as me in their PS4 (random stuttering and then failing). I got an RMA and ended up selling it.

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      It mechanical drive in the end from Seagate. Not known for their reputation in the HDD field. SDD or Western Digital black or better for computing storage.

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      what you replaced the failed hdd with?

      you bought the same one with same storage size?

      the problem is there are seagate rosewood drives which is just utter crap
      and hard to know which shuckable seagate portables are rosewood drives

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        I ended up putting a 1tb Samsung SSD in the PS4. Absolutely no problems since then.

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          when you got the RMA, you got a full refund and also got to keep the failed drive?

          how did you end up selling a failed drive and who would buy it?

          Yeah SSD is good, they are putting it in the next gen xbox and ps4

          I want to put one in the PS4 as well but the price is still high compared to the normal hdd..
          like a 500gb samsung evo would be about the price of a 1 or 2TB seagate portable..

          why do you think the SSHD is more likely to failed in a ps4
          than the standard hdd (except rosewood)..

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            @pinkybrain: When I did the RMA I sent in the faulty drive to Seagate and was sent a replacement. I sold the unused replacement drive on Ebay for a small loss.

            Why do I think it is bad? Well it happened to me and others in this thread and if you search on google/reddit/gaming forums it looks like this is a common occurrence with this Seagate drive and the PS4. You may have a different experience though. Good luck.

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      My mate has had his die 3 times now. Lost a whole bunch of saves because of it.

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