Is the Seagate Barracuda 2TB 2,5″ good?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/06 15:16 ID: lz3m6b

I want to buy a Seagate Barracyfa 2TB 2,5" (

to replace my PS4 PRO native internal hard drive, is it a good choice?

2 : Anonymous2021/03/06 18:14 ID: gpzppig

I had the seagate 2Tb 2.5 SSHD in my PS4 Pro since I bought it. I think it lasted 2-3 years before it failed. Was easy to send it in (I pay shipping) for warranty replacement. It was okay, but I have seen the criticisms of the hybrid drive failure rates. I wound up installing the Samsung Evo SSD this time around. Don't think I'll mess with hybrid anymore.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/06 16:56 ID: gpzdz9m

outside of going with SSD, the best one is Seagate FIREcuda as it has SSHD that helps with loading a bit

ID: gq07u01

Firecuda is terrible, I bought 1 and it died in a year. I used the warranty to replace it with Seagate, not only did I have to pay shipping but the new drive they sent didn't even work out the box. I went to replace that one, they had the nerve to charge shipping again. Last one only lasted 8 months, then I finally said gave up and just brought a SSD.

Long story short, I finally bought this one SSD below and never had problems. Now I use it as a external on the PS5 with a Sata to USB connector.


Sata to usb

4 : Anonymous2021/03/06 15:20 ID: gpyqmop

I personally recommend buying an SSD since the pro can utilize it. But if you need that much space then I say what you posted there is good enough. Wait for another persons opinion though in case they know something better

ID: gpytt8k

I don't need this much space but they are just a bit too expensive and i dont know how to install them

5 : Anonymous2021/03/06 15:36 ID: gpyucky

That'll do the job. The guides to replacing it can be found on the Sony website; you'll need a USB stick and a PC to download the System Software onto.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/06 20:27 ID: gq0e8r6

I fell for the Firecuda meme hard on my OG ps4. It lasted 2 years then bunked out. Warranty was tits though and getting it replaced was easy af. I still have a Firecuda in my ps4 as we speak. The barracuda is just a plain hdd, but trust me it will last because it not a hybrid drive. Also for advise either go full hdd or full ssd. No in-between.

ID: gq1mm4y

Are hybrid drive so infamous? I didn’t know about that.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/06 18:06 ID: gpzomyv

I have used the Barracuda drives in computer setups and they have been solid, reliable drives. I have not used one in my Pro as I upgraded to a 1TB Samsung Evo SSD. It made my system menu much snappier and lowered my temperature a little as well as speeding up game load times. It just made my overall Pro gaming experience better with an SSD. I use an external HDD to archive games and game saves I am not playing currently. Install was a breeze. It is no different than the Seagate drive you're looking at. Best of luck with your upgrade choice.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/06 18:30 ID: gpzs7df

I’ll never buy another Seagata HDD. All HDDs I ever had issues with were Seagate and that’s pretty common. They have unusually high failure rates.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/06 19:10 ID: gpzzhc9

Yeah. My pc has two. An SSD would be better though

Edit: would need to be SATA drive SSD. Something like a Samsung 970/870

10 : Anonymous2021/03/06 20:50 ID: gq0j7ir

I use one on my PS5, it’s perfectly fine and it loads noticeably quicker than a standard external hard drive

11 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:00 ID: gq0xaam

I went with a couple of Toshiba Canvio Advance external drives.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/07 01:52 ID: gq1z0e4

If you are in the US I have a branded new sealed Firecuda 2 TB 2.5 SSHD for sale on my facebook listing. Maybe give ya a bit of a discount for being a fellow redditor! PM me if your interested

13 : Anonymous2021/03/06 17:31 ID: gpzkh6s

Those 7mm HDDs are all garbage as far as I'm concerned.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/06 17:26 ID: gpzjrie

Under no circumstances should you be considering an HDD. SSD only.


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