Item Stash: Seagate’s 3.5-inch Firecuda HDD

Hey, folks! Welcome to another article feature for Riku HQ. In Item Stash, I’ll be talking about different items I own and use for my gaming adventures! As for our first item, let’s take a look at Seagate’s FireCuda 3.5 inch HDD!

Don’t worry. My article is totally newbie friendly for people who just want to see more options for their storage drives when it comes to either building a new rig or replacing your battle-scarred HDDs.

Item Description3The Firecuda 3.5 inch drive HDD basically combines the best of both worlds (HDD + SSD) by having the typical amount of storage space like a standard HDD, either 1 TB or 2 TB but with the power of an SSD to speed up boot times of certain software or games you frequently use.

With Seagate’s original technology built inside the chips that run the drive itself, the Multi-Tier Caching Technology™ and Adaptive Memory™ technology,  it acquires the ability to automatically detect frequently used data and store it for future use. So once you use certain applications, it loads faster than normal. Meanwhile, it identifies files that wouldn’t benefit from it’s superpowers like screenshots from your last match or a gameplay recording from one of your dungeon raids and just treats it like any normal file.

It’s plug-and-play feature makes it hassle-free so we enjoy all the benefits on the get-go without having to configure anything.

All prices found below are based on the date of publishing of this article.


1TB – 4,999.00
2TB – 6,599.00

That’s the current market price at the moment and may subject to change prior notice. Anyway, most standard HDDs will cost just a tiny bit less compared to their SSHD counterparts. So, adding extra hundreds for an SSHD wouldn’t hurt if you have the budget. 

Theverdict3Most people will recommend the separate SSD and HDD combo but that will roughly cost you around P 8,000 – P 9,000+ for the individual units of the 128 GB SSD and an HDD duo. But if you’re tight on budget and you’re aim is more space for your games and media files with bonus speeds not usually found on standard HDDs, then an HDD like the Firecuda 3.5 inch could be added on your build.

For more information on the mentioned product, check out the full feature listing on their website here.

Thanks again for reading and shoutouts to Seagate for this awesome upgrade! Feel free to follow my channels on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch for more updates and gaming content!

Product Highlight: GALAX GTX 1050 OC LP

Hey, guys! Riku here. With all the newest tech being released here and there, it gets hard choosing what’s right for your build or what upgrade you’re going for. There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for the ‘right one’, especially when it comes to 10-series graphic cards. Specs, price, overall performance, features,etc all come into play. To get started, let’s take a look at one of GALAX’ budget and space-efficient models, the GALAX GTX 1050 OC LP.


And when I say space-efficient, I mean space inside your case since it has the LP included in the name. LP means Low-Profile and is usually a smaller sized graphic card that can fit easily into ITX cases. Oh and it’s also OC (Overclock), so if you’re into getting the most out of your card by pushing it to higher speeds, it’s another good bonus.

Here’s what you need to know.

General Features and Specifications:

  • General: 128-bit 2GB DDR5 | PCIe 3.0
  • Display Ports: DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI-D
  • Card Dimensions: 182*121*39mm (With Bracket) 166*69*34mm (Without Bracket)
  • Clock Speeds: 1366 Mhz (Base) & 1468 Mhz (Boost)


  1. PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x 16 graphics slot
  2. Minimum 300W or greater system power supply
  3. 350MB of available hard-disk space
  4. 2GB system memory (4GB or higher recommended)

Note: Specs taken from their website. For full specifications, check out this link.

The box includes the GALAX 1050 OC LP unit, an instruction manual and its drivers. It’s securely kept inside a black box filled with soft black foam for all the items mentioned above.

And here is everyone’s favorite part – The price and where to buy them. Of course, the price will vary from store to store but upon checking PCHub, it’s priced around P 6,750. So you can guess the stores will play around with that price range.

Where to buy:

There you go!

Feel free to leave a comment if you guys have any questions,suggestions,inquiries,etc. Shoutouts to GALAX Philippines for sending this over! Can’t wait to do more product features on my site.

Follow my channels on Facebook, and on Twitter to find watch out for giveaways and content like these! Happy Gaming!

Welcome to Riku HQ + More Official Riku Art!

I feel like this really should be the next step – creating a website of my own. What you can find here is a list of my latest works and events, announcements,my thoughts and reviews of different random things! In celebration of my new website, I’ve decided to release my new ‘Riku Art’here!



No need for further explanation. I’ve been very happy working with MSI for the past 2 months as their ambassadress and thought of commissioning an art to celebrate that partnership. If anyone’s wondering, MSI’s dragon mascot is named ‘Lucky’.




This commission is dedicated to my fans that have been with me since my early streaming days. I used to stream from the Garena Studios playing League of Legends and every time I go live, the first sound you’ll here is the electronic trumpet squawk from the music “X Gon’Give It To Ya” by DMX. It was my intro music since I’m a huge fan of the “Deadpool”movie. In addition to that, all my twitch alerts are deadpool gifs and soundtrack.

A huge thank you to the fans that have supported me through and through. Couldn’t have reached this point in life without you. Expect more content and behind the scenes!