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Hello guys i need to buy a new HD for my PC, and i want this one https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178996 but is on newegg and i have to wait for shipping plus paying for it, i have a near bestbuy store that has this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-firecuda-2tb-internal-sata-hybrid-hard-drive-for-desktops/5657978.p?skuId=5657978

they both looks the same but the first one says "gaming", so i dont know if there are the same, one thing i noticed was the part number, one ST2000DX002 and the other is ST2000DX002SP, any differences ?
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Can I ask why you want an SSHD? SSDs are so inexpensive now, I see you have one already. What will this new drive be used for?
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Can I ask why you want an SSHD? SSDs are so inexpensive now, I see you have one already. What will this new drive be used for?
thanks for your time to reply, and i wanted for my images, documents, music, download and some games, basically for everything and 2tb is good enough for me. i have my OS and the 2 games i mostly play in my ssd 240gb
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thanks for your time to reply, and i wanted for my images, documents, music, download and some games, basically for everything and 2tb is good enough for me. i have my OS and the 2 games i mostly play in my ssd 240gb

For mass storage and some games, I'd highly recommend you purchase a regular HDD rather than an SSHD. You'll get much more storage for your money. Also, the solid state portion of the SSHD can only cache so much info and when it comes to the type of stuff you're keeping on that drive, faster storage won't really make a difference. Take a look at this HDD. For $16 less than that SSHD, you get 50% more storage which will be much more noticeable. This series of drives is really well rated, I have a couple of the 2TB models running in software RAID0 and so far they have been great. Granted, I've only had them for a little while, but they're known to be reliable drives and I bought them on someone's recommendation and that individual has a lot of these drives and has been using them for a while now.

SSHDs are really not worth the price premium. Few games take advantage of the speedy reads and writes of an SSD, even some games that have long load times. One of the only games I've found actually benefits substantially is Skyrim. On my SSD the load times are extremely fast. Otherwise, I load almost all my other games on my regular HDDs.
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For mass storage and some games, I'd highly recommend you purchase a regular HDD rather than an SSHD. You'll get much more storage for your money. Also, the solid state portion of the SSHD can only cache so much info and when it comes to the type of stuff you're keeping on that drive, faster storage won't really make a difference. Take a look at this HDD. For $16 less than that SSHD, you get 50% more storage which will be much more noticeable. This series of drives is really well rated, I have a couple of the 2TB models running in software RAID0 and so far they have been great. Granted, I've only had them for a little while, but they're known to be reliable drives and I bought them on someone's recommendation and that individual has a lot of these drives and has been using them for a while now.

SSHDs are really not worth the price premium. Few games take advantage of the speedy reads and writes of an SSD, even some games that have long load times. One of the only games I've found actually benefits substantially is Skyrim. On my SSD the load times are extremely fast. Otherwise, I load almost all my other games on my regular HDDs.

thanks again for your reply and i will consider your idea, but regarding with the main title, is there any differences between the 2 drives i posted ?
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thanks again for your reply and i will consider your idea, but regarding with the main title, is there any differences between the 2 drives i posted ?

My guess is no, usually companies will use a different product ID for items that are sold online versus certain physical stores. I'm guessing that's why the model numbers are different
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My guess is no, usually companies will use a different product ID for items that are sold online versus certain physical stores. I'm guessing that's why the model numbers are different

yes but is confussing because both says hybrid hard drive and both are firecuda, same speed etc
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yes but is confussing because both says hybrid hard drive and both are firecuda, same speed etc

Yeah, they don't make it easy. I imagine they do it for inventory management and sales tracking, but it certainly makes it more confusing...
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