Average Bench: 86.1% (49th of 995)

Based on 14,117 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DX002-2DV164, ST2000DX 002-2DV164, ST2000DX002-2DV1, Seagate ST2000DX002-2DV1, ST2000DX ST2000DX002-2DV1

Very good average bench

The Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 132MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 Read 132 192
129 Write 167 196
91.2 Mixed 126 153
106% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.65 0.79
1.57 4K Write 5.01 5.43
0.19 4K Mixed 0.65 0.85
192% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
764GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 170
Write 165
Mixed 157
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 5.22
4K Mixed 0.86
222% 2.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 113
Write 183
Mixed 144
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.15
102% 1.27 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 138
Mixed 119
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.37
163% 2.09 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,301,097 HDDs tested.


Approx. $100 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,380

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2 months ago.

Owned one for ~3 months. Average speeds are not what I expected. Performance has mostly been the same as an old samsung I had which achieved avg read speeds of 100MB/s. My most recent bench suggests it's not running at optimal performance. see below: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5513683 Interestingly the all time average is actually lower than the traditional 2TB Barracuda model which to me seems that in practice this SSHD does not live up to its theoretical speeds. I thought it would operate the same as the Barracuda with the added bonus of a 8BG SSD cache for regularly used data. I have not once witnessed speeds close to SSD speed, or above a fully mechanical drive for that matter. Save some coin and get the Barracuda.


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