Seagate FireCuda 2TB: Great Upgrade to 500GB PlayStation 4, Cure for Growing Game File Size
Seagate FireCuda 2TB HDD offers a medicine to most dreaded scenario among hardcore gamers - lack of physical space. Lack of titles to choose from is not an issue in gaming rigs and consoles but exponentially growing size of AAA titles.
Take for example the case of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" which sports a whooping 72.87GB of file size. This excludes DLC and other updates which could easily fill up the HDD. Quora thread said that "X-Plane 9" demands 78GB to install, "Kite" demo is allegedly needing 100GB on full download so Seagate FireCuda 2TB is a welcome development.
If there is a dreaded blue screen of death in Windows XP, gamers have similar version with blue screen of notification that a game wouldn't download due to lack of physical space. Take PlayStation 4 which features quite small 500GB HDD which can be averted by Seagate FireCuda 2TB. Of course, games could always be deleted, but what if buying Seagate FireCuda 2TB is an easier decision?
Make no mistake about it, Seagate FireCuda 2TB can be a daunting task - if gamers are on Xbox One or PC. This statement is true especially that there is a need to pop the old HDD out, back-up, restore and so on. However, upgrading the HDD into Seagate FireCuda 2TB in PlayStation 4 Pro or Slim is easier than competitors. This is mainly because of the capability to plug and use external HDD, hence easier backup and restore process.
A bit of advice though, Seagate FireCuda 2TB is still an HDD-SSD hybrid and not NASA's tech where file transfer could work at 90GB per sec. Meaning, backup will still need some time although Seagate FireCuda 2TB spins at 5400rpm. It is prudent to clean and delete those unwanted games, screenshots and other unnecessary files in the old HDD first to save time.
Seagate FireCuda sells at $99 but packs a balance between performance, value and capacity. Again, it is speedier than normal HDD due to its hybrid nature.