Average Bench: 50.3% (308th of 1015)

Based on 17,305 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 49.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.63MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 48.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 76.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 17,305 samples)
Min Avg Max
20 Read 76.3 126
1.7 Write 84.5 123
34.1 Mixed 54.5 68.3
45.6 SusWrite 98.4 129
57.6% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.63 3.5
1 4K Write 1.89 4.2
0.1 4K Mixed 1.16 2.6
232% 1.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 104 104 104 104 101 MB/s
Read 96
Write 98.7
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 102
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.1
179% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 93 95 92 90 82 MB/s
Read 76
Write 95.3
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 88.8
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.1
79% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 110 114 116 113 115 MB/s
Read 48.3
Write 89.7
Mixed 54
SusWrite 113
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.23 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 54 53 55 53 MB/s
Read 72.8
Write 94.3
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 53.5
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.4 MB/s
707GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 79 81 76 77 74 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 87.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 75.6
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.1
68% 0.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,474,497 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $651 hr
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Typical FireCuda 2.5" 2TB Builds (Compare 4,979 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 34%
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System: Acer Predator G3-571


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7 months ago.

Not my best buy. On a (quite) cluttered system (2/3 to 3/4 of the disk full) on a mainstream laptop (with an Intel i3 CPU), I saw no difference between this and my preview built-in HGST 5K1000, it disappointed me. It's only after a few months of still no good latency and speed that I saw that this model, even if it's widely used, is not better than a classic 7200 rpm hard drive.


7 months ago.

It generates more heat than SSDs and slower than 7200 rpm HDDs! When it's used as an external drive, it sometimes loses our precious data! You're fired, FireCuda!


8 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v

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