Seagate FireCuda 2.5″ SSHD has 3 user selectable capacity levels of 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. The model I got from Seagate is a 2 TB model.
Called the SSHD – Hybrid between SSDs and HDDs, in addition to the mechanical storage of diskettes, Seagate FireCuda is equipped with an additional 8GB of NAND memory (high speed memory chips that the SSD uses). The task of this 8 GB is to save the most visited memory (usually operating system files and software), making everyday tasks as fast as SSD.
SSHD has been known for several years now, not new technology. However, with FireCuda, Seagate has reduced the thickness of the drive from 9.5 mm to 7 mm, which is compatible with 100% of the user’s laptop.
Solving the problem of speed using the 8 GB SSD cache, temperature factors and life expectancy balanced Seagate 5400 revolutions per minute.
Configure the test
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6 GHz
Internal memory: 2 x 8 GB Avexir Core Series DDR4 2666 MHz
Source: Seasonic X650
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Besides installing many software, the other factor that make your computer run slower is to save as full the speed of the HDD is reduced. No one buys a hard drive for free, so when evaluating the most important drive must see how fast the data is stored.
First I tried the speed test when the drive was empty. The result surprised me: 251-129 MB / s (read-write). Up to 3.5″ high-end HDDs are not like this.
However, as the general condition of the HDD, save as much as the speed decreases. By the end of 96% of capacity, the speed dropped to 68-67 MB / s (read-write). Although not a miracle in terms of technology, this still high results in a 2.5″ 5400rpm hard drive.
In addition, the 4K reads of the drive when it’s close to 1.33 MB / s is almost 5 times higher than the normal 5400 RPM laptop drive. If you do not know yet, this 4K speed represents access to system files of the operating system and applications, decides whether the usage is smooth or not. Seq speed is just only a speed copy file high size.
Seagate FireCuda was born at the same time as four solutions to capacity, speed, price, and durability. With 8 GB of SSD caching, the operating system and software are speeding up a lot, sometimes I feel I’m using SSD rather than HDD. Combined with this caching solution, Seagate is smart enough to choose a rotational speed of 5400 rpm for the blade to reduce heat dissipation and increase lifespan, rather than speeding the racing. The company offers a five-year warranty for FireCuda.
Besides, reducing the thickness from 9.5 to 7 mm is also a success of Seagate, making FireCuda compatible with all laptops.
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