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SEAGATE 2TB SSHD REVIEW – Best 2.5 inch hard drive!

seagate 2tb sshd
Seagate 2tb sshd
Seagate 2TB SSHD

Are you looking for Seagate 2TB SSHD review? You’ve come to the right place! So what is an SSHD? How good is Seagate’s drive? How much warranty do you get for these? What’s up with the confusing name? How fast are they? What are my experiences with it? Find out here!

Short answer: If you get it for around 60-70 USD, it’s a very good price for this product. Buy it here.

It’s an ideal upgrade for your PlayStation or your laptop without much hassle and comes with a 5-year warranty! We’re dealing with 2.5 inch drives in this post so please keep that in mind.

What is an SSHD? 

SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) is a consumer storage option that has some good points from both the SSD (Solid-State Drive) and HDD (Hard-Disk Drive). It’ll be a good buy for those people who want a lot of space for a cheap price (like HDD) and fast read and write speeds (like SSD). It’s very similar to a traditional HDD with a little bit of SSD on top of it. 

SEAGATE 2TB SSHD Specifications

Specification Description
Model Number ST2000LX001
Capacity 2 TB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Revolutions Per Minute 5400 rpm
Warranty 5 Years
Price $60 - $70
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To see detailed specification, refer to this!

Comparison against competitors in same price range

HDD

WD Blue 2TB Mobile Hard Drive
WD Blue 2TB Mobile Hard Drive

The WD Blue 2TB  HDD is a 2.5 inch form factor and 2TB capacity HDD  which has a similar price range of $70-$80. The specifications are identical as both of them come with 6GB/s interface and 5400 RPM. 

Wait what? Everything is the same!

So which is better?

SSHD because of its HDD + SSD features. Who doesn’t want that extra bit of SSD storage?

SSD

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD

Samsung 860 EVO SSD which is priced around the rage of $70-$80, has a specification of 500GB capacity, SATA III 6GB/s interface, and read/ write speeds of over 500MB/s. Compared to the SSHD, the read/write speed is faster but the capacity is only one-fourth of the SSHD.

So, if you want to use all the space in the drive at high speed rates, SSD is the way to go. But if you need a high amount of storage and a portion of SSD like speed, then, SSHD is the way to go. 

The price per capacity is unbeatable for the SSHD! It’s just a question of whether you are willing to sacrifice a little bit of speed.

Should you buy it?

If it makes sense for you, why not? But if you want further information, read your specific scenario below:

For Laptops

If you have an old laptop with just HDD inside it, get it replaced with this if you’re on a budget. If not, check SSD pricing here as they’re much faster than SSHDs. 

New Laptops generally do come with SSD drives, hence, using SSHD as a game drive or a secondary storage drive would be ideal if price and specifications are similar to HDD. 

For Desktops

If you’re building a new desktop, I would always recommend getting an SSD+HDD combo instead of just an SSHD since 3.5 inch HDD drives fit inside a desktop. If you just have space for a 2.5 inch drive though, SSHD all the way!

For consoles and other devices

I actually first upgraded my PS4 storage from it’s default HDD to Seagate 2TB SSHD since I had a collection of games that didn’t fit in PS4’s default HDD. The switch has made me very happy as load times are faster and the space is twice as big as what it used to be. I recommend it, 100%.

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