Average Bench: 85.9% (49th of 1015)

Based on 47,968 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 14.0% 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 Mixed IO Speed 1.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.92MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) is 56.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 135MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 47,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.2 Read 135 189
80.6 Write 141 192
25.6 Mixed 30.5 44.9
105 SusWrite 164 201
84.9% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.69 4K Read 1.08 1.2
2.89 4K Write 4.92 5.3
0.8 4K Mixed 1.85 2.1
341% 2.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 132 138 140 142 146 MB/s
Read 143
Write 114
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 139
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
321% 2.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 195 195 196 196 193 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 148
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 195
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
357% 2.77 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 131 142 140 137 MB/s
Read 124
Write 162
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 133
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.6
307% 2.53 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 167 169 169 168 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 90
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 168
67% 92 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
362% 2.73 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 85 90 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 122
Mixed 30
SusWrite 91.4
61% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
360% 2.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,420,890 HDDs tested.


Approx. $100 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $8012 mins
EbayUS $8025 mins
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Typical FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 24,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 128%
Desktop 124%
Workstation 112%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $499

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,804

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12 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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