I know you're going to hate me! iFixit Store needs to fix SSHD listing
OK let’s start off with an understanding…
I love Seagate hybrid SSHD drives! I don’t recommend the newer model in older SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) 2.5” drive’d systems! The newer FireCuda model is not like the older version!
The older 2.5” model could be put into any! SATA I (1.5 Gb/s),SATA II (3.0 Gb/s), or SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) system.
Sadly, the newer FireCuda 2.5” can only be used in a SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) system! It does not have a means to auto sense the systems SATA ports I/O data rate unlike the older version.
Please correct these two entries system listings:
Remove the older systems from the supported list. Only systems newer from 2011 onward can use the FireCuda drive.
The problem here is the drive makers are cutting away old tech to cheapen the price of the drive. Many of the disk drive makers are dropping it on the more aggressively priced drives. The FireCuda 3.5” drives still have the tech and all of the Western Digital 2.5” & 3.5” drives are now all fixed SATA III. Just look at the spec sheets. If it doesn’t state it don’t use it!
Note the SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) line on the 3.5” drive offers 6.0/3.0/1.5 support. Unlike the 2.5” drive which only lists the Interface line and only lists SATA 6Gb/s and does not offer SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) line at all!
I’ve spoken with high level Seagate engineers because I was encountering issues with the new 2.5” FireCuda drives when they first came out.
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