Average Bench: 84.5% (51st of 1015)

more Based on 133,734 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000DX002-2DV164, ST2000DX002-2DM162, ST2000DX 002, ST2000DX 002-2DV164, Seagate ST2000DX002-2DV1, ST2000DX ST2000DX002-2DV1, ST2000DX002-2DV162, ST2000DX002-2DV1, ST2000DX002-2DV1CC41, ST2000DX002-2DV14, ST2000DX ST2000DX002-2DV, ST2000DX002-9VT166, ST2000DX002-1CT164, ST2000DX002-1CT166, ST2000DX002-2DR166, ST2000DX002-2DV1264, ST2000DX002-2DV166

Very good average bench

The Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) averaged just 15.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.87MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) is 57.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 133,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.1 Read 134 189
76.2 Write 135 184
26.2 Mixed 32 73.3
98.9 SusWrite 160 204
83.2% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.08 1.2
1.6 4K Write 4.87 5.3
0.72 4K Mixed 1.84 2.1
340% 2.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
269GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 106 109 108 109 MB/s
Read 172
Write 118
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 109
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.1
372% 2.73 MB/s
886GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 160 158 147 164 144 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 151
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 152
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.8
346% 2.77 MB/s
363GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 150 152 151 153 153 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 64.3
Mixed 26.1
SusWrite 152
53% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.8
343% 2.67 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $100 @ launch in Sep '16
BHPhotoUS $1095 years
AmazonUS $1913 months
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Typical FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $630

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 Comments

The fastest PC hard drive...

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24 months ago.

Doesn't show up in the Benchmark test, despite the system bios saying its in use. Regardless, I have had no issues apart from my product including no instruction manual, which for a first time build, made things a tad bit more difficult. It works though.


Excellent

4 years 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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