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Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive ST500LX025

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  • Fastest 2.5-Inch PC compute and gaming Hard Drive
  • 5 year warranty within a thin 7mm z-height
  • Up to 2TB capacity store up to 80x 25GB games
  • Flash-accelerated technology delivers up to 5x faster load times
  • Multi-tier caching technology (MTC) boosts performance

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Very slow

Pros: Surprisingly cheap

Cons: Very slow. Tested in Ubuntu disk utility after a customer brought the computer back about 30 days later. Read write speeds below 100MB/sec, file seek times averaging at about 18.70ms. Very slow for any new hard drive, especially ones of these.

Other Thoughts: Sadly this is not eligible for a return. I knew there was a reason I stayed away from hybrid drives like this. Terrible reliability.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Michael,

There can be a variety of reasons for slow drive performance. Please try running our self-booting "SeaTools for DOS" diagnostics to determine the overall drive health:

http://goo.gl/R9KKh4

Let us know the results by contacting us directly so we may assist further. We can also check the drive warranty with us at this time if this is needed.

http://support2.seagate.com/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Great at first.....

Pros: 500gb ish

Cons: sluggish and very slow within first 5 months, windows 10 updates cant even progress b/c drive slowly failing.

Other Thoughts: The 2TB version of this drive is still running great after 2 years in an alienware of mine

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Charles,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your 2TB BarraCuda drive. We would like the opportunity to talk with you to find an available solution.

A support case (#09214469) has been created that will reference your review and our response. Please contact us directly using the following link:

http://support2.seagate.com/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
1/ 5
Fantastic for 5 hours.

Pros: Fast, and easily handled be SeaTools and disk wizard to clone your old drive

Cons: Would have been nice to use it a tad longer than 5 hours. On day two, it blue screened my PC, and then would not allow windoze to boot with it connected to any port as primary or as any other drive.
I short, it's a brick that makes my PC a brick as long as it's plugged in.

Other Thoughts: One of my last pair of hybrid drives did the same (full size, 1TB), so I'm thinking we're the guinea pigs for Seagate's trial and error approach to cornering a market.
Swell.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello John B.,

We apologize for the problem experienced with your Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD drive, as this is not typical or expected. We would like the opportunity to talk with you to determine the root cause and find an available solution. Please contact us directly using the following link to open a support case:

http://support2.seagate.com/

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Seagate Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Get the FireCuda !!!

Pros: The HD in my old Toshiba Satellite was showing its age. So I was looking into an SSD but the price vs capacity was a problem. While researching SSd's I discovered the Hybrid drives. A blending of an SSD with a platter system for both speed and capacity. Shortly after that I went ahead and settled on The Seagate FireCuda 500Gig HD. Shipping was the usual quick Newegg style so that Saturday I set to make the change. I downloaded DiskWizard before I started (See the Cons for That experience) Installed the new FireCuda and did a clean install of Win 7 from my rescue disks. After the usual cleanup, re-install of my programs and the MS update process I finally rebooted and . . WOW 30 seconds shaved off my boot time. Been running about a month now with near daily use and as of this writing my laptop boots in about 50 seconds down from 3 minutes with the old drive. The read writes are faster too. Not only that as advertised my battery life has increased due to the drive shutting down the platters after so many minutes of in-activity. I use my Toshiba for email, Office apps, web video, web surfing and light video editing and DVD burning and so far it runs faster all the way around. I do not game with it so I cant attest to that part of its ability. Suffice to say that for me the FireCuda has been a great upgrade. Very happy.

Cons: DiskWizard, big letdown. Tried to install the program and got a message that I need a Seagate or other HD installed to use the program. OK I did a quick web search and I need a Bootable CD and I have to install the new drive first then boot off the CD to mirrior the drive. Well, how can I make the CD? Install the program and it will create the CD for me. I tried to install the program but can't because I don't have the Seagate drive in. You see where I am going so DiskWizard was a complete fail for me.

Other Thoughts: For my 7 year old Toshiba the FireCuda was just what the doctor ordered. Right now my boot times have dropped from 3 minutes to about 50 seconds. Common programs I use load in less than half the time that they used to. If you have an older laptop you just cant let go of like my trusted Toshiba, or your present one is a bit slow but an SSD is to pricey then get a FireCuda.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Fred,

We are glad to read that you are enjoying your FireCuda drive. If you ever have a problem with the cloning operation on a new drive, use the following bootable version of DiscWizard as this should work even if a Seagate drive is not detected:

https://apps1.seagate.com/downloads/certificate.html?key=1187808524450

Download right away as this link will only be valid for a short time frame.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff directly and we will be happy to assist further:

http://support2.seagate.com/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
Ownership: less than 1 day
3/ 5
Random Good & Bad SSHD's

Pros: Works extremely good when they work. Alternative to a regular HDD.

Cons: We have ordered about dozen of these drives and about 4 of them have came DOA.

Other Thoughts: We like these drives, but I hope Seagate starts looking high DOA rate. Perphacs it was a bad batch, not sure.

We will continue to use these and hope we don't get any more bad ones. If so, we will switch back to WD.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Anonymous,

We apologize for the DOA problems experienced with your FireCuda gaming drives, as this is not typical or expected. We would like the opportunity to talk with you to determine the root cause and find an available solution. We would like a better understanding on how these drives were packaged.

A support case (#08847128) has been created that will reference your review and our response. Please contact us directly using the following link:

http://support2.seagate.com/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Solid Drive

Pros: - Performs about 2x as fast as a regular HDD, in my experience
- Good amount of storage for the price and performance
- Good for PS4, Laptops, and Desktop builds

Cons: - A 1TB HDD can be bought for the same price

Other Thoughts: I have bought 4 or 5 of these now, and I keep coming back to it because of its price. It offers faster performance than a standard HDD (about 2x as fast in my experience), and still has quite a bit of storage space.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Really Impressed

Pros: Exactly as described.
Huge improve over factory drive.
Fast shipping from Newegg.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was skeptical over how much the description says it will speed up your computer. I have to say though I am impressed since I have installed the new drive my computer is night and day. Improves boot and application loads speeds tremendously. Its like I have a brand new laptop.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice Little HD

Pros: Fast installation. The days of initializing and formatting is gone. With DDR4 RAM, it couldn't have taken a minute or two to transfer over 20 gig of data. It's fast and better than expected as a back-up drive with my "built-in" SSD in my new laptop (from Newegg, of coarse). Unbelievable... Now, we'll see if it can last as long as my Windows 95 Seagate (1998) laptop drive (1996 IBM lap.). But, this is unbelievable— fast and easy.

Cons: Nope, none

Other Thoughts: Recommendable

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