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Reddit mentions of Seagate (ST2000LX001) FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated for Gaming PC Laptop
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Reddit mentions: 148
We found 148 Reddit mentions of Seagate (ST2000LX001) FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated for Gaming PC Laptop. Here are the top ones.
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Store games and play them faster with an internal SSHD drive delivering SSD performance and HDD capacitiesPerfect for PC gaming and laptop gaming, this hybrid hard drive helps load maps and boot levels faster with flash enhanced speedsChoose from a variety of capacities for an optimized rigLow power consumption means a more cost effective setupGet long term peace of mind with the included 5 year limited warranty
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Not sure how fast will an external HDD work but I'd recommend the best value for money upgrade which is Seagate's FireCuda 2TB SSHD that was released just a few months ago. Not only you get a huge storage boost, you also get better loading times. I swear my Witcher 3 loads now take 20-30 seconds less
Digital Foundry review
UK link I got it for £99, it is now being sold for £120 the price fluctuates according to orders I think
US link cheaper than in the UK
[ATH-M50x Headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR86/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499757226&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=headphones) |$150 in cart. $250-$300 everywhere else I check
[Sennhieser HD 598 SR Headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/Sennheiser-HD-598-SR-Open-Back/dp/B06WRMZZ45/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499757356&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=hd+598) |$109 Record low
[Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_6?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499758834&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=bose) |$180 - $38 = $141
[August EP650-Bluetooth headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/August-EP650-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones-Leather/dp/B00F54Y6GU/ref=sr_1_2?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499759484&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=headphones)| Was $99, now $58
[August EP640 Bluetooth Headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/August-EP640-Rechargeable-built-Smartphones/dp/B00MHOFR78/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499772544) |was $80, now $37
[Prime Day Bluedio T2S Headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/Bluedio-Shooting-Bluetooth-headphones-wireless/dp/B00Q2VIW9M/ref=sr_1_4?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499759635&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=bluetooth) | Was $20, $21 in cart no tax
Prime Day Bluedio V Headphones | was $200, $140 in cart no tax
[AUSDOM ANC 7 Bluetooth noise cancelling] (https://www.amazon.ca/Cancelling-Headphones-AUSDOM-Bluetooth-Comfortable/dp/B01LZ7Q5R1/ref=sr_1_4?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499808109&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=aptx) | was $100, now $50. Well reviewed!
[Sony Extra bass bluetooth headphones] (https://www.amazon.ca/Sony-MDRXB950B1-Extra-Headphone-Model/dp/B01N5UVZBP) | was $200, now $99
[Aukey Arcs Bluetooth Sport] (https://www.amazon.ca/AUKEY-Bluetooth-Headphones-Microphone-Sweatproof/dp/B01EWUP4NQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499804815&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=headphones)| was $24, now $14
[1MORE Triple Driver earbuds] (https://www.amazon.ca/1MORE-Headphones-Earphones-Compatible-Microphone/dp/B01KB9K9Z0/ref=lp_17037466011_1_4?srs=17037466011&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499766067&amp;sr=8-4&amp;th=1) | Was $131, $106 in cart
Bluetooth misc| Price
[Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker ] (https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-Bluetooth-Subwoofers-Portable-Wireless/dp/B0107WH8Q4/ref=sr_1_6?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499800448&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=subwoofer) | was $130, now $60
[Trond bluetooth receiver] (https://www.amazon.ca/TROND-Bluetooth-Receiver-Headphones-Speakers/dp/B01M9I0LSK/) | Was $25, now $20. I have one its awesome
[Altman Bluetooth Transmitter/receiver] (https://www.amazon.ca/ALTMAN-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Wireless/dp/B06Y25PGBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499803431&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=aptx) |was $43, now $26
CPU Coolers| Price
[CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme ] (https://www.amazon.ca/CORSAIR-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CW-9060025-WW/dp/B019EXSSBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499757440&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=corsair) |$110. Historic [all time low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww)
[Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance] (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CW-9060027-WW/dp/B019955RNQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499756838&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=corsair) |$155 (temporarily out of stock)
[MasterLiquid Pro 240 All-In-One] (https://www.amazon.ca/MasterLiquid-Technology-Chamber-MasterFan-Radiator/dp/B01E5XNP5Y/ref=lp_16927652011_1_24?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499766384&amp;sr=1-24) | was $140, now $95 [Historic low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sqmxFT/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-mlyd24ma20mbr1)
[Corsair CS650M] (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Modular-Efficient-Supply-CS650M/dp/B00GH9NA2I/ref=sr_1_11?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499757999&amp;sr=1-11&amp;keywords=corsair) |$110. Not the lowest but okay
[EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3] (https://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-220-G3-0550-Y1/dp/B01LWTS2UL/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499759891&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=evga)| Was $130, now $99 [historic low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550)
[Corsair 780T full atx case] (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Graphite-780T-Full-Tower/dp/B00LA6POK4) | $189 in cart. Not an [all time low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sNJwrH/corsair-case-cc9011063ww) but not bad
[Corsair Carbide 400C white] (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-CC-9011095-WW-Carbide-Compact-Mid-Tower/dp/B01F97W9ZM/ref=sr_1_12?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499813131&amp;sr=1-12&amp;keywords=corsair) |$105 in cart
[Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB] (https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-External-Desktop-Storage-STEL8000100/dp/B01HD6ZLQ6/ref=sr_1_3?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499758359&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=hdd) | $270 - 51 = $219
[Seagate 4TB BarraCuda Pro ] (https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-BarraCuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST4000DM006/dp/B01MSW4MNS/ref=sr_1_4?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499758359&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=hdd)|$245-75 = $170 [Historic low!] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qRtWGX/seagate-barracuda-pro-4tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st4000dm006)
[Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable] (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0196J43TE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;psc=1) | Was $160, now $135 [all time low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/NyQRsY/seagate-backup-plus-4tb-external-hard-drive-stdr4000100)
[Seagate Firecuda 2TB] (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)| was $126, now $85 [Historic low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/zk7CmG/seagate-firecuda-2tb-25-5400rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000lx001)
[Seagate Firecuda 1TB] (https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Firecuda-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000LX015/dp/B01LWRTRZU/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499767750&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=ssd) | was $83, now $60 [Historic low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/w6x9TW/seagate-firecuda-1tb-25-5400rpm-hybrid-internal-hard-drive-st1000lx015)
Input Devices| Price
[Logitech G13 input pad] (https://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-G13-Programmable-Gameboard-Display/dp/B001NEK2GE/ref=sr_1_21?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499761901&amp;sr=1-21&amp;keywords=board+games) | Was $75, now $55 [Historic Low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/jbvZxr/logitech-keyboard-920000946)
[Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Brown] (https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Gaming-Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlit/dp/B01ER4B7YM/ref=sr_1_6?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499770080&amp;) | was $180, now $160 [Historic low] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/34M323/corsair-k70-lux-rgb-wired-gaming-keyboard-ch-9101012-na)
[NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router] (https://www.amazon.ca/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-Tri-Band-Quad-Stream-R8500-100CNS/dp/B01A85Y9TE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499760240&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=NETGEAR+Nighthawk+X8+AC5300)| was $499, now $290
[TP-Link AC3200 Tri band router] (https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Tri-Band-Beamforming-Archer-C3200/dp/B00YY3XSSA/ref=sr_1_3?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499760450&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=modem) | Was $249, now $175
[Netgear 16-Port Gigabit Switch] (https://www.amazon.ca/Netgear-16-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Desktop/dp/B01AX8XHRQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499760948&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=ethernet) | Was $106, now $75 in cart
[Logitech C922x Webcam] (https://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-Stream-Webcam-Streaming-960-001176/dp/B01LXCDPPK/ref=sr_1_5?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499760799&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=computer) | was $130, now $89. All time low
[Acer KG251Q 1080p Freesync monitor] (https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-KG251Q-bmiix-FREESYNC-Technology/dp/B06X6HJ1SF/ref=sr_1_6?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499762804&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=monitor) | Was $230, now $170
[M9S PRO android tv box] (https://www.amazon.ca/Leelbox-M9S-Pro-Android-6-0/dp/B01MD0NZPK/ref=sr_1_2?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499767387) | Was $130, $98 in cart
[Cyberpower 600w UPS] (https://www.amazon.ca/CyberPower-CP1000PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N192/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&amp;psr=PDAY&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499803529&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=ups) | was $224, now $125
I'll try to keep tabs on everything but let me know if there are any errors or price updates. And as a side note, I'm actually getting downvotes for this? I can't see how there could possibly be a sane explanation for that.
EDIT: Updated 7:00pm EST!! Let me know if there's anything you see and I'll put it in here!
EDIT: I've put everything new as of Jan 11, 4:00pm in bold. Also, check this post on RedFlagDeals for a great big list of deal
EDIT: Its all over everyhone. Hope you snagged something cool beyond bitter disappointment this year!**
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_I0gyybR2NRFZE
This one? I'm thinking of buying this one (currently on stock 500gb) for regular PS4. Big upgrade?
Not the 3.5" Desktop version, but still a great price. Also on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Gaming-2-5-Inch-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1511565116&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=firecuda
Seagate FireCuda 2TB (ST2000LX001)
Buy a new hard drive
Looks like this Seagate SSHD is also on sale for $5 less (74.99), it's a 2.5" vs the 3.5" I posted above which is supposedly faster. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Accelerated-Performance-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
Any 2.5" (laptop-sized) hard drive that is 9.5mm in height or smaller should work. I recommend the 2.5" Seagate FireCuda (which comes in 2TB size), since it will give your PS4 a minor speed boost in addition to a storage increase. The FireCuda is a "hybrid drive", which means it contains a combination of both a standard HDD and a small SSD. In simple terms a hybrid drive automatically loads frequently accessed files onto the SSD to improve speed. A hybrid drive would still be slower than a SSD only hard drive, but would be much more reasonably priced. I recommend googling "hybrid hard drive" if your interested in getting a better understanding of what it is.
Also keep in mind that the upcoming 4.5 update is going to allow external HDD to be used as storage for your system. That would be another possibility in the near future to increase your storage, but since the update is currently in beta I would recommend waiting for the official release before making any purchases.
The process to replace the hard drive in a PS4 is very simple. I recommend following a detailed guide on youtube if you are in need of step-by-step instructions.
EDIT: Here's a link to an overview of the benefits and limitations of using a FireCuda with a PS4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftHjOvcUtc
Amazon also has the drive on sale for the same price as newegg though I'm not sure for how long.
That's a fine choice for a standard HDD, you can also step-up to the Seagate Firecuda which is a hybrid drive and will be a bit faster in titles that you play regularly thanks to the solid-state cache on the drive. You could also wait for firmware 4.50 to release and use any USB 3.0 HDD externally which will afford you much more space.
Yeah go for the firecuda (2.0TB SSHD)!
Comparison to other drives:
Just get a hybrid drive if you are on regular ps4. Save u some money n get space https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M1NHCZT/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523879547&amp;sr=8-1-spell&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=hybrid+hhd+laptpp
That is their latest and fastest model. It was just released about a month ago.
I replaced with an internal. It's a little more expensive, and more time consuming to set up, because you have to make a whole system backup, but I think it's faster in the long run. It puts everything on one volume, so you don't have to mess with menu settings to move installs from one drive to the other.
I personally used the Seagate Firecuda laptop drive with 2TB of storage. I got mine off Amazon for less than $100.
This is the hard drive I put in my PS4. 2tb, sshd, works great. There are a few negative reviews that specifically say that some folks had issues when using it with a ps4 but I've had it in for 2 years and it's worked absolutely fine.
I know you can put regular 3.5 hard drives in your PS4, but you'd have to buy a [separate attachment](https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MQ62EZ4/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1525316498&amp;sr=8-4&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=ps4+3.5+hard+drive that) will allow the drive to fit.
I'm going to throw out the option of a hybrid drive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/
It has 8GB of flash that it uses for caching frequently accessed data. You get a lot of the benefits, but 2TB for <$100. Look at the 5th load numbers from this review: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-seagate-firecuda-2tb-review. Since you're usually only heavily playing one or two games at a time, it works really well.
It works well on PS4, however zone loading times can be a bit slow on the stock hard drive. IF you find the loading times too long, upgrading the PS4's hard drive to a hybrid or SSD drive will make a huge difference.
I can highly recommend pickup up a Seagate Firecuda hybrid drive:
You'll see zone loading times reduced by more than half:
I would pop a 2TB HDD in for stuff... you can never have enough storage. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
That 2tb is on sale, I think, and will do just fine. I'm gonna throw what I have which is an ssd. If im op though and this worried about screwing and unscrewing a HDD, I wouldn't get caught up in speeds. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_1lgpybE448D2R
I got fed up with my 500gb so I upgraded to the a Seagate 2tb internal. and love it.
I just purchased and installed 2TB Seagate sshd on my own PS4. Super easy to do and I’m really enjoying not having to delete 3 games just to install a new one.
People on SD are saying the drive is soldered to the USB so you cannot shuck it.
I suggest getting a Seagate hybrid HDD (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Accelerated-Performance-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT) for the internal chasis.
nope ..thats a barracuda .. try this one
another cpu cooler here : https://www.amazon.ca/MasterLiquid-Technology-Chamber-MasterFan-Radiator/dp/B01E5XNP5Y/ref=lp_16927652011_1_24?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499766384&amp;sr=1-24
also i bought this firecuda seagate: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
put those in your list if you think its ok
Upgrading internal storage is not that hard, and in my opinion, 100% worth it. For a while, every time I got a new game I had to delete another, which really sucked. I bought a 2tb hard drive from amazon and it’s amazing. Here’s the link to the one I got https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Gaming-2-5-Inch-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
You would be much better off with an SSHD. It will give you close to SSD for a fraction of the cost:
edit: here is the one in the video, it is 2TB of storage for 85$ or 1TB for 63$
I think I found one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT
Don't bother with the SSD, just get a hybrid, I put this in mine and just put it in a friends Slim. I couldn't tell you if it made a difference for the Pro only because I put it in immediately. My friends swears there is improvement in navigating while in game and loading games but it is his opinion.
[Seagate Firecuda 2TB] (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) I am considering this drive since I only have 2 ssd's that I am constantly running out of space on. Any thoughts or recommendations are apreciated!
Was about to checkout and it sold out. Guess I'll buy it from Amazon. Same price but have to pay tax. It'll replace my PS4 HDD.
I don't personally own it but I've heard great things about the Seagate Firecuda. Amazon link
Get the SSHD and don't waste your money on an SSD. They're only $80 from amazon, which is an amazing deal. A standard hard drive is around $80 for 2tb so there's no reason not to get the Firecuda. The speed will be better but not night and day faster. Remember the main upgrade is more space. I've had 2TB since PS4 launch and have about 500GB left. It's super nice to have all that space for games.
Yup. I'm sure the store would know, but just in case you wanted to buy one online or elsewhere, you'll want a 2.5 inch HDD. I'd recommend something like this.
You should upgrade the internal drive to 2TB
Be aware that only certain ones will fit - I used this one in both of my PS4s
Not normally a Seagate fan, but the 2TB FireCuda has a 5-year warranty and is only going to be $15-20 more dollars than other 2TB 2.5" drives with 2-3 year warranties, or 2.5" portable drives for which you'd be voiding the warranty by shucking the drive (unless you left it alone and used the drive via USB).
This is the most commonly bought hard drive with this model. It's a 2tb hdd, so can pretty much hold all most would need.
Thus why i am suggesting a 2.5 inch drive like this:
I'm not saying this is for sure the problem but that would be the best way to verify aside from swapping the system entirely. It's very easy to swap drives in the Pro, just like the original model and Slim.
The sidebar guide is still applicable from a software standpoint, the Seagate FireCuda seems to be the new popular drive upgrade. But any 2.5-inch SATA drive that is 9.5mm or less in height will work in the PS4. Externals still tend to be cheaper but opening the case makes you lose out on the warranty (which you'd probably want if you are indeed dealing with hard drive failure this go-around).
Basically if you upgrade the drive all you need to do is backup your current software if you don't want to redownload anything and pop the PS4 System Software onto a flash drive to install to the new drive. If you've got PS Plus all of your saves are stored on the cloud so you don't have to worry about backing those up if you choose the re-downloading your games route.
Well, this HDD was on sale for $20 off yesterday, only $69.99, meaning you could have gotten a 2TB drive for only $10 more than the 1TB version of the same HDD. It is one of the most often used HDDs for PS4 internal drive upgrades.
This is the drive I bought for my PS4. It comes in an enclosure, and is really meant to be used as an external USB drive. However, since I was removing the 1TB drive from my Pro, I just took the 2TB drive out of the enclosure and put the 1TB drive in it so I could have that extra 1TB as backup storage for my gaming PC.
If you buy the same drive I bought, or any other 2.5" drive that comes in an enclosure, keep in mind that removing the drive from the enclosure for use in the PS4 voids the warranty. Fortunately, I bought my 2TB drive on July 31, 2015 and have used it in two different PS4s and it is still working great.
If you are looking specifically for a budget 1TB drive and just don't want to (or can't afford to) spend the extra $10-$20 to go with a 2TB drive, either one of these drives will work fine:
Just get something like this and you don't need to fuck around with enclosures
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cpqPzbMERMWCZ
Seagate or WD are usually the top recommended
If it took that long, your hard drive might be on its way out. I highly suggest backing up your entire system to an external hard drive so you dont lose anything:
If it works fine for awhile, then good. Otherwise if you have issues again:
Install a new hard drive such as this one:
And then restore the backup.
I've had good luck with this:
There's some negative reviews on there but I purchased it May 13th, 2017 and haven't had a single problem.
Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated (8GB) Performance Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.sH2BbRHWYK6Y
This hybrid drive is really good. It’s pretty simple to upgrade the drive.
Here is a link on how to, you will need a USB flash drive as well.
After you install the hard drive, just download your games from the PS Store (or put the disc in). I recommend you make sure your game saves are backed up too. Back them up to the cloud or a USB device before the transfer.
Sorry again, not the right model. That's 3.5 inch, too big. You need laptop 2.5 inch model
If you have a laptop and are looking for a new 2.5 drive, I'd suggest this. Seagate have always been my favorite Hard Drive makers, and this 2 TB should do the trick for you.
Now if you have a desktop, don't use a 2.5 drive unless its Sata (SSD). Use a 3.5 drive like this or this. Both are solid, I'm personally getting the Seagate 3tb, but go with whats best for you.
If you are getting an SSD, this is always safe bet to go with.
[Video on how to install] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT0balVykhM&amp;t=140s
how to back up
go Hybrid, look at this one --> https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Accelerated-Performance-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
Essentially the Firecuda is what they call a flash-enhanced SSHD, it should be faster than the Barracude.
Amazon had a nice breakdown of the two tiers:
Scroll to the bottom.
You're going to pay out the nose for an SSD that big.
You should get this as an Internal - https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Accelerated-Performance-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
Literally the best Storage you can get for your Pro. Speed of an SSD, with Caching. Price of an HDD, with big storage.
I installed this SSHD last night replacing the DOA 2TB Seagate HDD in my 500M LE PS4 Pro. The packaging was promising; standard brown box, drive sealed in a ESD-safe bag, and two black plastic holders to keep the drive from movement. Quiet mechanical operation and was actually pleased with the initial load time of Fortnite.
Some people prefer SSD’s strictly for reliability which is perfectly fine, however justifying the much higher price for lackluster performance improvements was difficult for me.
This is what I’m using:
Now also available from Amazon.
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | $309.99 @ superbiiz
Motherboard | ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac | $139.99 @ Amazon.com
Memory | G.Skill Aegis DDR4 DDR4-3000 16GB (16 GB) | $167.99 @ newegg
SSD | Western Digital Black NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (512 GB) | $169.99 @ Amazon.com
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Core Edition | $349.99 @ Amazon.com
Case | Fractal Design Node 202 Mini-ITX Gehäuse - black | $76.99 @ superbiiz
Power Supply | Corsair SF600 (600 W) | $114.00 @ Amazon.com
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Low Profile - 120mm | $41.99 @ superbiiz
Operating System | WIN10 64 HOME EN - Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit, englisch (COEM) | $92.99 @ Amazon.com
Monitor | AOC G2460PF (24", 1080p@144) | $196.73 @ Amazon.com
| Total | $1660.65
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144Hz display, the wanted 8-core Ryzen cpu, and it fulfils the specs I listed above. You can of course swap the case with the NZXT S340, but I needed an ITX case to properly crate that build list. It would be nice to replace the X370 board with a X470 board, but I did not see an ITX X470 board in the shops yet.
For the HDD, the Firecuda is probably your best choice. There are not many modern 2.5" HDDs.
Cooling will be problematic here. The Shadow Rock LP is not bad, but is certainly not the cooler to overclock this cpu. If you get the case with a large tophat you could use an AIO cooler instead. According to the specs https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103234 will fit exactly, but there are some alternatives.
I initially went with a GTX 1070 Ti and scratched your max budget. You might want to do that as well. But if you are convinced the RX 580 is enough then that will help staying in budget, especially with AIO cooler and HDD added to the price. And the RX 580 is not as overpriced anymore as it was till basically just now.
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The Seagate External Hard Drive I have, well I have 2. If you take the shell off the drive, inside is a Samsung SpinPoint M9T 2TB HDD ST2000LM003.
When I first got the OG PS4 for my son I swapped drives, I opened the Seagate case, removed it & put it in the PS4.
I bought a PS4 Pro & this Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001. Both are coming today. Right now I’m I have my 2nd Seagate/Samsung External HDD hooked up to my OG PS4 via USB. Says 3 hours to transfer almost 1TB.
The once my sons Pro comes today I want to remove the 1TB drive from the Pro & put in the FireCuda in. You said you don’t like Seagate well hopefully I luck out, this is most recommended 2TB drive for the Pro. I checked several sites, unless you’re getting a 2TB SSD this is the next best thing.
Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UcxhAbP7TE1X1
Id probably get a 2tb laptop drive. It will be faster than most 7200rpm 1tb drives. Id get this https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Gaming-2-5-Inch-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524707616&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=seagate+2tb+2.5&amp;dpID=51VO7uARd5L&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
This one also has the cache, so it will be a bit faster.
I was looking at using this for my ps4
There's a 2TB 2.5 inch SSHD hard drive here . It doesn't break the bank; just a little over $100 and can run over two times better than the stock HDD's.
I would love to get a 1 TB SSD but Ive already spent a ton of money so Im waiting for Seagate to release their new 2 TB 2.5" SSHD. Should come out soon, 1 TB is already out.
I just bought one following the link to amazon from a previous post. here
As some of you suggested, it looks like I'm probably going with this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M1NHCZT/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1481936267&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=firecuda+2.5+2tb+sshd&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51VO7uARd5L&amp;ref=plSrch
Hey there! I have a PS4 Pro with a 2 TB SSHD, one controller, and Final Fantasy XV sitting around.
Specifically this drive:
If you're interested and the price is right I'll post pics for ya. Thanks!
I just acquired this laptop yesterday and bought this... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Is there another slot in this laptop for a spare ssd? I have the factory 1TB and 128 SSD inside it. Bought this laptop here https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-solid-state-drive-black/6045100.p?skuId=6045100
As you can tell, I'm not savvy on these kind of things lol
My understanding - and I'm sure if I'm way off base here, someone will correct me - is that the PS4's CPU and bus speeds mean that there actually isn't an enormous bump in speed from a high-end HDD to an SSD. You won't notice as much of an improvement in quality by going SSD as you do in a typical PC upgrade. A great place to check on that is over in /r/PS4 or /r/PS4Pro. Most comversations about SSDs over there tend toward "not worth it", and most people say you can do just as well with an external drive storing your game data. For the PS4, hybrid drives seem to be a good balance of price and performance without spending more $$ than the upgrade justifies.
Amazon has a decent [Seagate] 2TB hybrid HDD for under $100. You can probably go even cheaper by shopping around.
Yea I'm sure
I purchased this for my desktop: Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB but I noticed it says " 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive ", so will it work for my build? My motherboard is ASRock AB350m Pro4 if that's relevant
Still rocking mine:
I replaced the hard drive with a hybrid for storage and better reliability. I seemed to be catching errors increasingly.
I picked up this hard drive, and it works like a champ. (Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD)
I religiously cleaned my PS4 with canned air and vacuuming the side vents. Well for the last year or so the fans would get spinning so fast, I feared I was calling in my own 'Airstrike', playing COD. So I ended up following a YouTube on disassembly and did a full clean out, pulling it apart cleaning out the heat sink, fan, and power supply. Sure enough, it had buildup that couldn't clear the heat sink.
After the clean, the PS4 is dead silent and running perfectly. I should have done the cleaning earlier, but just never got around to it. Its honestly still weird, I find myself checking it a lot of the time now, just to make sure the fans are still spinning!
I'm not sure if this is the video I used, I couldn't find it in my history; but this one looks fine.
I had the same issue. I was back and forth between internal & external. Storage for the money...external is the way to go. However, I have on OG PS4 with only 2 USB ports. One is always in use for the VR, the other, typically a charging cable for the AIM or other external device. I went with a 2 TB Internal drive.
I figured it would be best to keep my one remaining USB port free for whatever I may need. If I fill up the new 2TB drive, then I will move forward with an external drive, but I figure by then, I'll have moved on to the next generation PS console.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M1NHCZT/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1. I just Googled top hard drive upgrades for ps4 and it was the top rated one on a couple sites
Those numbers are from when the vms were down.
I turned off
atime, and it helped but still seems abnormally low (particularly fsyncs):
BUFFERED READS: 99.62 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 22.30 ms
DNS EXT: 62.14 ms
Here's the drive:
It is a 5400 RPM disk. Sounds like it's unsuitable. Would you expect such low io numbers then?
And the server:
I'm I crazy for expecting better performance out of the drive? If I was running everything in the containers directly on the host, I wouldn't expect IO to be an issue at all.
I use an external Seagate 2 Tb SSHD in a docking station that connects via USB and I find it to be just fine for playing Steam games. It is speed wise just fine. Seagate Firecuda 2TB https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive
I have this 2TB one in my PS4 Pro: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I would absolutely recommend firecuda 2tb sshd
It is the best option there is out there
I was going to recommend this one because it was just on sale for $118 a day or two ago, but it looks like it's back up to $142 now.
It went up a few buck from when I got mine a few months ago. I paid $88 with tax.
Upgrade the hard drive.
Get a 2.5 inch firecuda, take original hard drive the ps4 comes with and buy an external enclosure.
No not as an internal, although it is a 2.5 in it will be to thick once you remove it from the external housing. It will work as an external hard drive to compliment you PS4. 2 TB is really the max you can go and remain completely internal. This Seagate or this WD are both good and cheap options. Depends on your preferance. I prefer Seagate, others will say WD.
[seagate](Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-pnaBbV0C158E)
[WD](WD Blue 2TB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 2.5 Inch - WD20SPZX https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079BQS5WQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TsnaBbMSGSJG8)
I went with the 2TB FireCuda. That being said the Seagate SSHD's are great with the Playstation. I have a 1TB Seagate SSHD in my original launch PS4 since day one and its still running strong.
I bought the Firecuda 2TB SSHD. on a PRO even though it uses SATA III the data traveling is still bottlenecked so the difference between an SSD vs. SSHD on a pro or even an OG PS4 is not that much honestly.
Was it this one?
Should I remove the battery before installing this SSHD? also it can handle if I buy the 2 TB version right ?
Was thinking of this one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_c3y4Db03GC5SR
I personally went with a Silicon Power 480gig SSD that I got on sale for $100 on Amazon.
If you want the most storage for your money, I would go for a 2tb Barracude drive by Seagate (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-BarraCuda-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000LM015/dp/B01LX13P71/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1502742768&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=2tb+laptop+hard+drive)
If you want a little more speed than you could upgrade to the 2tb SSHD Firecuda by Seagate. (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1502742768&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=2tb+laptop+hard+drive)
Overall, I don't think that spending the extra $10 for the 8 gigs of Solid State storage is worth it, as I've heard of people having issues with the longevity of SSHD's.
whats the difference between:
It's currently not in stock on Amazon, but this drive is pretty awesome for the PS4.
I use the 1TB version and I get pretty close to SSD timings, at 25% of a cost.
SSHD all the time everytime https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=1YG06ETGEGC7D&amp;coliid=I7NSUFOVP58ZC&amp;psc=1
You've really only got a couple of options.
HDD's are mechanical so they are prone to eventual failure, but as long as you don't drop it you should be fine for a long while. Then again, sometimes there's just a bad batch of them. I'd recommend Western Digital if you go with an external HDD.
Are you talking about the SSHD firecuda?
No problem. Most SSHDs go up to 2 TB minimum and will come in the 2.5 inch that you would need to fit in your system. I personally use the Seagate FireCuda (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JWmQAb3V00N3F) since it is really useful for loading up games fast. Good luck with figuring out whichever solution works best for you.
Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_QazSAbEDDQFX2
If that's higher than you'd like to pay, you can search around some more. I'd stick to well known brand names when it comes to storage.
Check this out Even if you upgraded the ram for 158 here and add a 2TB HDD it still gets to $1378 highest.
This will be nearly as good.
This one is on sale from /r/ps4deals
This is pretty much all you'll ever need. Me and all my friends have this and it's very good.
I see the 1tb on amazon for $60, and 2tb for $83. so $23 more to double space? seems worth it to me.
last year around black friday saw them closer to 70/75
Sold out on amazon as well.
The only SSHD I could find is this seagate one but it's currently out of stock which is a little disappointing. I was already planning on getting a 2tb HDD but was really hoping if there was a 2tb SSHD out there, not really surprised that this sold out tho.
You could always get a
I have a SSD in one of my PS4 Pros and a SSHD in the other. Honestly unless you are doing a side by side comparison the difference isn't that noticeable due to the SATA speed of the PS4. I would recommend getting a 2TB FireCuda drive.
Honestly, getting a Pro and using it on a 1080p TV isn't bad. It's what I did and I'm rocking a 9 year old 50" 1080p Plasma TV still. Most games will do super sampling as long as the developers have patched the game to use the extra power from the Pro.
The other commonly overlooked feature is the ability to stream in 1080p and 1080p 60fps directly from the PS4 Pro. This is nice to have if you're someone who is a casual streamer or want to capture some video for friends or personal projects. Especially if you're not going to invest in a capture card and PC to do all the fancy streaming work.
Also, upgrading the HDD is an option but a 2TB SSD is expensive at around $600-700. Even a 1TB SSD is still $300+. I opted for a 2TB SSHD (currently $99), found here: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ in addition to upgrading to the PS4 Pro. I already had a 1TB SSHD in my regular PS4, and I figured why not upgrade to 2TB once I got my Pro.
$65 on Prime day if you can wait for the next sale. 5 year warranty. Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated (8GB) Performance Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JZZKBbCZ2VVGR
After a recommendation from a clan mate I bought this...
I can’t wait to install It tom. If I don’t see a huge difference I’ll grab an external 250 as well
If anyone ya one lemme know how you like It
Good to know,
I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XV14VSC/?coliid=IVZYYD9MZIGZU&colid=9PKDYEHCJJE0&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
or this one:
but the SSD should be externally connected?
Was looking at this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_PlLzzbQTCA0PM
Have you had any experience with it? I would prefer an ssd since I've heard the difference is night and day
Working with large data sets would certainly be more CPU intensive. And the games you are looking to play are not incredibly demanding, but if you're looking to keep the machine for 4 years, its probably worth getting high end specs just to ensure it stays modern for years.
If you're looking for a bit more power, it may be worth pushing your budget up a bit to get the Acer Predator Helios 300 for $1050. It is more powerful than your other options with a GTX 1060 dedicated graphics card. It also has a Quad core i7, 16gb of ram and a 256gb SSD. There is another storage slot inside to add a 1TB HDD which I think would be an excellent choice if you need more storage. It has a 1080p IPS display as well, and is known to have pretty good cooling.
If you want a bit better build quality, maybe look into the Eluktronics N850 for $950 which comes with a Quad Core i7-7700HQ and a GTX 1050Ti. It also has 8gb of ram and a 128gb SSD. There is another storage slot to add a SATA Hard drive, and a ram slot to upgrade the ram in the future if you would like. It's known for it's well built chassis and excellent cooling.
You can buy a 1TB 2.5'' SATA HDD for just under $50, or a 2TB SATA SSHD for $85. SSHD's have similar speeds to HDD's but have no moving parts. Make sure to buy a 2.5'' SATA drive for a laptop.
If you're looking for more suggestions or are interested in getting a better idea of options on the market, I suggest taking a look at my Laptop Suggestion Guide. Best of luck!
They're both really overpriced, you can get the acer helios 300 that will give the same performance
Get this - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Helios-GeForce-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C
Then get this for more storage - https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
I noticed that your laptop is 17.3 inches, I suggest spending the rest on a monitor and other peripherals so you can just hook that up when you want to play at home.
You can’t have an external boot drive, I think.
I have a 2 tb SSHD with 8 gb of flash storage. It works really nice, but it’s not that noticeable in the end, at least not in online mp games because you have to wait for others to load in anyway.
Edit: I realized that this is a refurbished model. Don’t be buy that.
Is it this SSHD you're talking about?
Right on. I have upgraded the internal as well, you have to make sure it is 9.5 mm or less in thickness or it won't fit inside (without modifications).
I purchased and installed the Seagate Firecuda 2 TB SSHD (Solid state hybrid drive). It is a bit faster, especially on frequently played games. It is not the cheapest though, you can find less expensive "regular" hard drives. Here is the link for the Seagate Firecuda I have:
You can get the 2.5" laptop model for $125 for the 2TB option, or $70 for the 1TB version, if you don't want to just use an external HDD
No problem! And as a hackintosh, that is essentially the case, but you'd run into driver issues if your laptop's hardware doesn't have Mac drivers. For instance, any AMD components you might have in the laptop simply cannot be run on macOS as there are no drivers for them on Mac. That said...you may not have to change to a new OS. Have you tried to perform a new clean install of Windows 10? A lot of times the issues of the OS slowing down on Windows 10 are due to updates slowing it down by creating needless bloat and a reformatting would help with that, or just a clean install of the OS. I'd try that first before anything else, and to do so, you can use the media creation tool found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Alternatively, do you know if the laptop has a slot for an m.2 SSD? You might be able to try adding one of those in there and see what happens, and if that doesn't help or simply isin't an option forr you to do so, you might try replacing your storage drive you have now (I'm not sure if it's a hard drive but considering it's a former Win 8 machine I'm assuming its a mechanical drive) with an SSD and/or upgrading your RAM. If that's too pricey for you you can get a 2TB hybrid drive (I don't have this drive in here yet, but I do have a hybrid drive in my Dell Gaming 7567 laptop I'm on) from Seagate for $90 before shipping on Amazon (found at https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1495495459&amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;keywords=firecuda+2tb+2.5&amp;psc=1). I know this solution will mean spending more money but it sounds like a RAM deficency and/or a failing storage drive. You might be able to make Windows 10 still work by creating a recovery key on your desktop with the tool I linked above and/or installing Windows on a new SSD on your laptop either in place of or in addition to your current storage media in it.
Alright so I guess we are making a bit of confusion here. Both the SSD you just showed me are m.2 type.
The differences are that one is NVMe and the other one is SATA (One is very fast e.g. 1600mb/s, while the SATA one is max 500mb/s).
You can only put 1 of those inside the E490.
The other bay you have, is a SATA type slot.
It means it can support an HDD/SSD such as this model for example:
Obviously the speed will be limited (due to SATA port limitation), that’s why in my case I just put inside this slot a simple 2TB HDD. I decided to go with hard disk because if you want a 2tb SDD will be like super expensive:
You can only put one of the SSD you posted inside the m.2 slot, the other slot is only for SDD/HDD in the 2.5”
M.2 SSD can also be: PCIe - NVMe (SUPER fast technology but expensive, speed between 1600/3000 mb/s)
2.5” SATA models SSD/HDD: can only be SATA type, and the max speed for HDD is 6mb/s while for the SSD can be something like max 500 mb/s.
In my case: I have a 512gb PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD (1600mb/s speed, expensive)!
And a 2TB 2.5” SATA HDD, (fairly inexpensive), slow but with a lot of memory to store stuff.
I hope I’m clear enough, feel free to ask more!
I have a 2TB Firecuda hybrid drive, I could sell for $75 shipped:
I use these ones personally. They work pretty well. Haven't had any complaints myself.
Man, I'm not sure a full-blown SSD drive would be as effective as it would be in a desktop/laptop but to each their own.
You would go with a Hard drive since there is already an SSD installed.. This would be a great selection and is even recommended by Amazon for that specific laptop.
Sadly you cant buy a 3tb hhd that will fit in your ps4 but this hhd will fit and has 2tb. Its also ment for consoles.
So this is a 2.5" drive that has a 2Tb capacity. Link
Looks like prices when you go to 2.5" are double per Gb.
1Tb internal is good for most people. External drives are always going to be a little slower. A 7200rpm 2Tb internal is the best cost to storage to performance ratio.
The reviews for that one specifically mention PS4 performance. It is a SSHD drive so it will load faster the game you play the most. Interesting hybrid technology.
Again, I would probably stick with stock hardware and then maybe upgrade from there later if you decide you want a little more.
$113 at Amazon, for comparison
This is what I use. I’ve never had a problem with it.
Yeah, but don't. Get a good hybrid drive, the load times are barely different between the SSD and a Hybrid drive, and the price difference isn't worth it, in my opinion. You can get a very good hybrid drive with 2tb capacity for a fair price.
For $10 more you can get this one - faster plus 5 yrs warranty, same 7mm.
I actually JUST replaced my hdd with a 2TB FireCuda 2 days ago, so I can verify u/tracetrinity's advice.
If I upgrade the 1tb in my PS Pro it'll be with an internal Seagate Firecuda. This option isn't getting mentioned and it can shave a significant amount of time off your boot up. One demo on YouTube shows it shaving 14 seconds off startup (38 seconds down to 24).
Keep in mind that hybrids aren't full solid state drives. They monitor what tasks are being repeatedly read from the hard drive and store those items in the limited solid state memory. So boot gets a big boost but a game won't see gains until it's loaded up several times.
Indeed, but these past few months the selection of great 2.5 mechanical drives have been great! If you're looking for speed and storage then you could opt for these newer hybrid drives:
We use these at work to store our large CAD files. Works great because of because of the onboard SSD cache.
I personally don't think an SSD is worth the extra money. it will be faster in terms of load times, but the difference is not that noticeable.
if you want a 2TB HDD, this one (ST2000LM015) is great and recommended. If you want slightly better speed for a good price, get this SSHD (ST2000LX001).
and if you really want to save money, then this one (STDR2000100) is pretty common. more work involved though, because you have to crack open the case. there is guide in the sidebar. one benefit is you can re-use the case for your old ps4 hdd.
I referenced US amazon because i don't know canada stuff, but you can just look up the model numbers for each.
For the same price would the 2TB Firecuda with its hybrid flash cache have any drawbacks? It sounds like a compromise between HDD and SSD.
Oops! Thats not supposed to be there! I just wanted the 2 SATA drives to run in Raid 1. I picked up one of these on Amazon prime day at %50 off. I haven't opened it yet but I knew there would be a day I could use it!
$49.99 Seagate 1TB
$40.99 WD 500GB
$94.99 Seagate 2TB
$149.99 Samsung 500GB SSD
$89.99 Samsung 250GB SSD
There's really only two choices, both are effectively identical in terms of quality.
Seagate @ $120
(or the Firecuda SSHD model @ $140)
WD @ $102
For PC only gaming I'd look at this. It was well reviewed for gaming, space of an HDD but has a small SSD for caching. I'm planning on getting one for my new pc.
I would not use it as a boot drive, just for game storage.
Ohhh, I already got that covered, boyo. P:
If I was buying now I guess I'd do the 2tb seagate barricuda everyone is getting. I installed the one I updated in my og 2 months previously. Which is a 2tb seagate slim external i popped out the shell...I imported 400gb over of my saves to it and have about 750gb left. I do a lot of digital for psvr and sales...fills up fast! But 2tb is pretty decent as there old games I will delete I have on disc and probably won't play much or doesn't have a huge patch.
Only difference over stock on either og or pro I noticed was the times it got powered off unexpected, while not in rest mode.
Having a surge in rest mode haven't had a issue with any drive. But non stock drives I have had them reinstalled OS from ground up after a surge with the OS on completely. Where as the stock I never had an issue if this happened. It may be do to the cache and way the upgraded drives function with extra features and catalogs/caches vs the standard stock drive. It's not really an issue, but I usually keep a current back up every month or so of my entire system with games and patches just in case! Save files are cloud so no biggie...but reinstalling discs with 10gb patches and big digital in a day sucks.
For the cheap I'd say 2tb seagate slim external as they are on sale for 79.99 and have proven to work great for storage and just a hair better than the stock but not much
For decent I go with 2tb sshd seagate baricuda cause it's better and the new hotness. I believe it's about $40 or so more.
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT or this
Heads up, you may want to get this HD instead. 1tb will give you more room to work with, but if you're going to go through with the new HD process then you might as well just get a 2tb.
If you can return it and get your money back, I just installed this
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_18VBybPEQ03PA
I am very happy with this drive so far. Plenty of space, games load quicker, I can switch them quicker, and it has just been a really positive experience overall. Sorry about your luck on your initial try at an upgrade, but once you have a larger drive in there you will be glad with the effort.
I was skeptical and nervous about my ability to do it, and was so happy that everything installed as intended.
Well, his reply has some data to back his claim up and you have anecdotal evidence.
Which in academia has more weight? A study, even if flawed, or an opinion with absolutely no evidence?
I want to believe you, for the record. I want to go and switch my 2TB SSHD for an equally sized and cost effective SSD. But that doesn't exist.
I can get a [2TB SSHD] (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-2-5-Inch-Notebooks-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1502302351&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=2TB+SSHD+FireCuda) for $89.99 or a [2TB SSD] (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=2TB+SSD) for $500+.
That's strike 1 against a SSD.
And even if the SSD is exponentially faster than a SSHD, you're not going to notice much difference with the PS4 Pro. I can already get Diablo 3 up, running, and into a rift in a matter of seconds. Shaving a second off that isn't worth the cost to storage ratio.
Plus, personally, I'm playing one game over and over until I'm done with it. I'm not going from Diablo 3 to Destiny to Call of Duty in one day. I'm picking one, I'm sticking to it, and the cached times work perfectly fine for that.
So if someone doesn't mind spending more than the console itself then sure, go with an SSD. Or if you have one laying around the house. But if a person is purchasing one, new, for the PS4 Pro and want a lot of storage and faster load times? SSHD makes way more sense.
I looked into this recently and every article I found said speed gains from an SSD were minor and not worth the storage difference versus an SSHD and I can see why. You only need to cache the game you're currently playing and you don't want to have to keep reinstalling games because you've run out of space. This is your best bet for a new internal drive.
The 2TB Seagate Firecuda works well. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda-Accelerated-Performance-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
Why wouldn't you just buy an internal drive? Derp.
Like this one. More expensive than your choice but it's one of the more popular options for PS4 at the moment.
Get them directly from Amazon for $90.49 each. You don't want to put used drives in your consoles.
Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1NHCZT/
These are 7mm thick, will work fine with PS4 Pro's 9.5mm thickness clearance.
First off, I doubt your hard drive is "500mb". Not even linux could run on that. I also wouldn't suggest going for some random 3tb, as that is a terrible way to buy things. That's like going to the store and buying a random tv. You just don't do that.
I would suggest looking into a Seagate FireCuda 2tb. This is a great drive, although I prefer Western Digital, I have heard some things picking back up for Seagate. Even if Seagate is bad, doesn't really matter on a PS4. Send the hard drive back if it fails, all your loosing is your screenshots or something. Nothing important like family photos or your entire research project.
If you want to research and find another drive, you can search up 2.5"/laptop hard drive. 3tb are very rare for a 2.5" drive. I would also recommend 7200RPM. Also I would highly recommend 2tb, as 3tb is huge as hell, and I have over a hundred games installed on my 2tb PS4, and still have 750gb free.
EDIT: Why is this downvoted?