Seagate Starts Selling 1TB SSHD for PlayStation

Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Sep 8, 2015.

By GaryOPA on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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    PlayStation too enjoys the extra Game Drive storage space

    Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come with limited storage hard disks drives that hold an unimpressive amount of storage space by today's standards.

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    Microsoft recently announced that their new Xbox One SKU comes with a nice faster caching HDD, but sadly that leaves PS4 owners out in the cold, from the faster boot-up speed and game loading, but now SeaGate is selling a 'Game Drive' designed to install in the PS4.

    So are you going to grab one of these babies?

    NEWS SOURCE: Seagate Starts Selling 1TB SSHD for PlayStation (via) SoftPedia
     

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Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Sep 8, 2015.

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      Stay away from Seagate , want SSHD ? get WD or Toshiba , or better Samsung SSD.
       
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      Been using an SSHD on my PS3 for 3 years now.

      They were super cheap when they first came out because nobody wanted them. Picked up an 1TB SSHD for like 70 bucks 3 years ago.

      Amazing how outdated console tech is.

      SSHD are really only good for consoles since the cache sector is so small its useless for anything else other than console boot sector.
      Now Seagate can finally get rid of all their useless SSHDs
       
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      SSHD's are a joke. They are hardly faster then a normal HDD.
       
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      I have 2TB Seagate Backup Plus drive removed from enclosure and put into my PS4. Why would they release 1TB and not 2TB drive?
       
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      So they have started putting stickers on their sshdd boxes and listing compatibility on their drive listings. I'll be surprised if they do much given an actual SSD does near bugger all given the OS doesn't seem optimised for them (and with that in mind, it likely reduces the life off SSD's as well). Still they are a safer bet than an SSD for a PS4 with them being cheaper and having larger capacities, and as the NAND storage is handled by the drives firmware in the very least it should benefit the system boot times if nothing else without reducing the life of the drive.

      SSHD's are only of any use in my opinion when they are cheaper than the equivalent standard HDD's as they have been for 4TB drives. 8GB NAND is not enough, as countless tests have shown that 64GB is the level where a real benefit start to appear, otherwise it's mainly basic repeated tasks like system boot or the like as opposed to what you would really want it for, such as game load times.
       
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      Nonsense, PS4 games are just too big and SSHD are a joke.

      When i'll buy a ps4 (right now i'm stuck with 2 ps3 and a sealed ps4 20th that i'm trying to sell) i think i'll go for a simple 3+ TB standard hard drive using a sata external hdd adapter. Relatively cheap, 7200rpm, huge :)
       

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