Average Bench: 51.1% (326th of 1002)

Based on 4,824 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LX001-1RG174, ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX 001-1RG174

Average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB averaged 48.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.83MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 75.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,824 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 Read 102 149
47.6 Write 75.7 95.6
37.4 Mixed 64.5 89.5
60.3% 80.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.83 1.38
0.75 4K Write 1.79 4.28
0.06 4K Mixed 0.52 0.81
125% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 90.4
Mixed 71.3
72% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.49
97% 0.66 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 88.4
Mixed 77.9
71% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 4.82
4K Mixed 0.73
222% 2.26 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 82.3
Mixed 87.6
72% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 3.59
4K Mixed 0.81
200% 1.81 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.3
Write 93
Mixed 60.6
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 0.81
4K Mixed 0.85
145% 0.84 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 79.5
Mixed 63.9
61% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.39
106% 0.94 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 93.3
Write 66.9
Mixed 55.9
54% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.36
74% 0.54 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.6
Write 73.1
Mixed 59.6
55% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.48
128% 1.01 MB/s
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Typical FireCuda 2.5" 2TB Builds (Compare 2,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

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