Average Bench: 47.8% (342nd of 1015)

more Based on 58,050 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LX001-1RG174, ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX 001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX 001-1RG174

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB averaged 52.2% 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 1.05MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 44%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.9 Read 71.5 123
1.7 Write 65.3 118
30.6 Mixed 53.3 66.2
49.7 SusWrite 94.4 127
52.4% 71.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.6 3.4
1 4K Write 1.66 4.1
0.1 4K Mixed 1.05 2.4
214% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 114 114 120 117 117 MB/s
Read 123
Write 7.2
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 116
58% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 2.5
485% 3.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 102 108 101 119 115 MB/s
Read 87
Write 7.2
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 108
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.33 MB/s
730GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 103 107 107 109 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 98.6
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 106
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 109 110 111 121 121 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 109
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 112
64% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
203% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 124 116 127 126 122 MB/s
Read 42.1
Write 98.8
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 120
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 84 79 79 82 81 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 78.3
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 80.6
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.23 MB/s
681GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 101 105 102 104 MB/s
Read 41.1
Write 69.7
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 101
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.23 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 72 78 78 77 72 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 64.9
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 73.9
44% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.13 MB/s
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Desktop 76%
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Workstation 33%
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 Comments

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12 months ago.

Bought this expecting it to be faster than the hdd I had, it's not. Glad it was on sale.


Terrible

3 years 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.


Terrible

2 years 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!


Excellent

21 months ago.

Fast storage for things that you open frequently plus cheap and large capacity. 5 year warranty as well.


Poor

15 months ago.

its cheap, but wow is it slow.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v


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