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Quick OverviewModel - Seagate FireCuda ST1000DX002
Play faster, work smarter. FireCuda drives meld the latest NAND flash technology with a traditional hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives.
Hate waiting on your game or application to load? FireCuda delivers superior performance compared to a standard hard drive, yet provides the high capacity options you’ve come to expect from a hard drive solution. It’s the perfect upgrade for gamers, creative professionals and PC enthusiasts.
FireCuda delivers faster load speeds for nonstop performance and play
Save time with a drive that boots in seconds, not minutes
Get in the game up to 5× faster than traditional hard drives
Games are getting better and videos are getting sharper. With 1TB of storage, FireCuda makes deleting games and files — to free up disk space — a thing of the past. Perfect for gamers and creative professionals who want it all, now.
Eliminate the need to uninstall games in order to make room for new ones
Potentially lower your overall costs and increase your capabilities with the FireCuda. FireCuda 2.5 inch flash-accelerated hard drives are performance-tuned to draw less power than competitors’ offerings. Reducing power consumption and heat generation helps increase system performance and improve durability, especially when playing games and running multiple applications.
Flash-accelerated HDD technology allows the hard drive to limit drive access, saving power
Lower power components create less heat — resulting in better frame rates and computer performance
Model - Seagate FireCuda, Type - SATA Desktop HDD, Storage (GB/TB) - 1TB, Form Factor (Inch) - 3.5 Inch, Interface - SATA 6Gb/s, RPM - 7200RPM, Seek Time (ms) - <8.5ms (Read & Write), Buffer (MB) - 64MB, Transfer Rate (MB/s) - 210MB/s, Power Consumption - 5.9 W, Dimension - 147 x 101 x 20mm, Weight - 400 gm, Others - NAND Type/Size: MLC/8GB, DRAM Cache (MB): 64MB, Load/Unload Cycles: 300,000, Dimension: 101.6 x 19.87 x 146.99mm, Weight: 400gm, Specialty - Save time with a drive that boots in seconds, not minutes, A perfect upgrade for gamers, creative professionals and PC enthusiasts, Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives, and eliminate the need to uninstall games in order to make room for new ones, Installs and operates like a standard hard drive, Part No - ST1000DX002, Warranty - 5 year
How Will You Use Your HDD?
Manufacturers build hard drive models for different use cases. In general, there are five categories: consumer, NAS (network-attached storage), archiving/video recording, enterprise, and more recently, data center. a consumer drive may spin slower to save energy and provides little if any access to tools that can adjust the firmware settings on the drive. An enterprise-class drive, on the other hand, is typically much faster and provides the user with access to the features they can tweak to adjust performance and/or power usage. So, it is essential to look for drives as per your needs.
Cost vs Quality
Most lower-priced hard drives do not offer the exclusive features of its upgraded versions. If you are seeking improved reliability, longer warranty period, and faster performance, you might be better off purchasing the enterprise version of a drive.
There are different types of recording technology which each have their trade-offs. The most common type of recording technology is Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), which writes and reads data from circular tracks on a spinning platter. There is another technology named Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which overlaps recording tracks to store data at a lower cost. This means that SMR drives can cost less than their PMR counterparts, but will experience more write delays and lower peak average performance.
When it comes to capacity, it is generally better to get a bigger drive than necessary, as long as you don’t compromise performance and reliability. HDDs come in a wide range of capacities, capping out at 16TB per drive due to physical limitations.
The performance of a HDD is measured by many factors, but RPM [Revolution per Minute] is an important one. Higher RPM means the faster transfer of data to and from the drive. You can ignore the SATA speed, which describes the theoretical maximum speed of a SATA connection. But a 7200 RPM drive will certainly be faster than a 5400 RPM drive.
When a hard disk needs to transfer data from one section of the drive to another, it utilizes a special area of embedded memory called the cache. A larger cache enables the data to transfer faster because more information can be stored at one time. Modern HDDs can have cache sizes ranging from 8MB to 256MB.
Helium-Filled vs Air-Filled Drives
Helium-filled drives have started taking over the market after spending years as an experimental technology. These types of drives have two advantages over their air-filled cohorts – they generate less heat and use less power than normal hard drives. Both of these are important in data centers but may be less important to you, if you are keen to keep the budget low.
Since HDDs have moving parts, a gradual decay is expected over time – but the endurance of all HDDs is not the same. Some models are prone to fail within 12 months while others have average lifespans exceeding six years. One of the easiest ways to determine the reliability of a hard drive is by its warranty period.