Seagate FireCuda 5400RPM 1TB 2.5" HYBRID 8GB SSD
Condition: Brand New
The FireCuda 2.5in range of drives are hybrid hard drives and solid state disk drives. The SSD is used to cache files that, based on past usage, the drive estimates will be accessed frequently, allowing very fast access to frequently used files.
The benefits to read speed can be substantial, but do depend on usage. A user who only boots one OS, and runs the same applications on a regular basis will see speeds very close those of a full SSD when booting and loading applications. However a user who usually accesses a wide range of data - perhaps through regularly dual booting multiple operating systems and running a wide range of applications - will be accessing much of the data from the standard 5400RPM hard drive, and will see much less benefit.
It is also worth noting that the benefits will not be seen until the SSD has cached regularly used files - so it will take a period of normal use before the benefits are seen.
This is the 1TB version of this drive, with an 8GB SSD.
If you don't want to fit this device yourself, we can fit it for you. Simply add the relevant fitting service to your cart. We also offer an optional drive cloning service, where if we are installing a drive for you we can duplicate the contents of your old drive onto the new one. If you want instructions on how to do this yourself, see our drive cloning guide. For more details on our fitting services, please see our installation service page.
If you are fitting this drive yourself you may need some tools. Apple laptops generally use flathead or Phillips type screws to secure the external casing - we sell a standard screwdriver set for this purpose. Internally most Apple laptops use Torx screws - see our Torx screwdriver set.
Note: All our drives are supplied unformated. To use this drive with your Mac you will first need to format it with the utility provided as part of your operating system. For more information, please see our Mac Drive Setup Guide.
Warranty: 2 years Return To Base
This product is compatible with the following Macs:
Below is a list of compatible Macs for this item. You can click on any of the pictures to see the precise models it covers. We guarantee full compatibility with all models covered by each link, subject to any exceptions explicitly listed below.
iMac 2012 - 2020
- For 21.5" models.
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