Seagate Now Offers High Capacity FireCuda External Hard Drives and Gaming Hub

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So it is called "Gaming Hub" because it has extra USB ports where users can plug another device?

    Both products "look" good. But I do not see word "gaming" in their names as good thing. Because I would not use such devices to play games from.
    I would use such devices to store games I am currently not playing.

    As for pricing:
    Looks good to me. Their "Gaming Dock" predecessor with capacity of only 4GB costs here $383 USD w/o VAT. While MSRP is some $370.

    Such storage may even look good while it sits next to XSX.
     
  3. Ricepudding

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    Even on console I'd never go back to a HDD, some games load up so slowly with the old hard drive. Chaning over to an sata SSD or NVME ssd makes a massive difference sometimes double the loading speed or more.
    Makes it very worth it in my eyes
     
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    this will eventually end up in the discounted first communion gift sections of every major electronics store in eastern Europe.
     

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    Any product with "gaming" on their name and RGB is guaranteed to be trash.
    Bought a 6Tb WD my book for 130€ for backup storage and I'm very happy so far.
    For gaming, just buy an NVMe: you don't have all your library installed at the same time, do you?
     
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    Gaming ... HDDs ? Lol
     
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    And there is the Dock (without gaming word) in black in 6To, 8To, 12To and 24To... same product but for "normal" users
    The bandwith on USB 3.* is pretty good, but they are noisy.
     
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    Agree, gaming is for mining and you just need a small SSD for that... lol
     
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    Actually have as many games installed as I want.

    3x1TB SSD and 2x3TB for games. 3TB for personal storage. 6TB on the network and that doesn't inlcude my server.


    So yea, I have as many games installed as possible. Origin, steam,GOG, Uplay, Epic, etc. And many not tied to a client.
     
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    Wouldn't SSD make more sense? I thought no one is making HDD's any more.
     

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    Well i have one drive in my new PC and that's a M.2 4tb ssd.

    It's for Windows and my main games, i have thought about another SSD for rubbish but do i really need an sata/m.2 SSD for crap.

    I have started buying USB 3.0 flash drives with high capacity like 512GBs ones. I think they are fine for movies and general crap like pictures, files and saved latest drivers.

    Plus i have a huge collection of legal ROMs because i love old games still and tbh i enjoy some of them alot on the MAMEUI64 EMU.

    So i have thought also of getting an external drive say a 8tb HDD just for all my crap and movies plus backups of all my important stuff.

    That way you only plug it in when you need it. This looks fine for that job.
     
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    SSD's make sense for computers and new gen consoles with the support for them and when faster loading is desired, but some also use HDD's together with SSD's that cache the most used data.
    For older computers and the older consoles HDD's are still fine, got an 8GB connected to my Xbox One X since there is nothing gained apart from less noise by going SSD on that one.
     
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    Plenty of reasons to still get classical HDD's, but gaming ain't one of them!
     
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    Well that's like asking what makes a motherboard for gaming - it's all about that RGB. C'mon, you've been here long enough to know that red alone adds at least 5FPS. Fire decals add a lot of speed too, which is probably why this is called FireCuda!

    Huh? HDDs haven't lost relevancy. They're still the more affordable option at 2TB or higher. There are also 18TB drives - it's going to be a long while until SSDs reach that capacity for a reasonable price.
    But for gaming, yeah, I'm not sure what Seagate is trying to achieve here.
     
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    There is a still huge demand for HDD, for the price of a 8To SSD you can have 36To in HDD (2x18To).
    When you need space over speed, the choise is still in favor of HDD...
     
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    If you dont need the USB hub, get the WD version of gaming HDD called black, at least it has a small fun to cool down the HDD, i shucked a couple of 12tb versions and they have Enterprise 7200RPM HDD's inside, but only the Black label external, the other external models have cheaper drives
     
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    for backup,why not.
    a 500gb ssd would be enough to contain things you're playing atm,and with a large HDD you can easily move them around.
     
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    Absolutely HDDs are great for that ! But this is not gaming is backup/affordable storage solution. Tapes can hold terabytes on the cheap too, if you need so much cold storage on the cheap that the equipment cost for em is a non issue, and you can backup thousands of games in em (with enough tapes ) but that does not make em gaming tapes :p

    Here 12tb uncompressed or 30 compressed for 90 bucks https://www.newegg.com/p/12K-00EM-00011. I guess if Seagate make em or stick their log on will also call em gaming :p


    Edit : added the 2nd part
     
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  19. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    what the hell is this
     
  20. Venix

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    The tape storage solutions ? They are good for cold storage archiving.

    If you are talking about my whole post you will have to get a bit more specific :p
     

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