Average Bench: 47.1% (357th of 1015)

Based on 45,573 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LX001-1RG174, ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX 001-1RG174

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB averaged 52.8% 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 1.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 46.2%. 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 52.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,573 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.9 Read 68.9 119
1.7 Write 83.6 123
28.8 Mixed 52.8 66.2
43.2 SusWrite 94.9 128
55.2% 75 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.47 3
0.9 4K Write 1.66 4.1
0.1 4K Mixed 1.06 2.3
210% 1.4 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: 129 128 131 133 138 132 MB/s
Read 108
Write 63.7
Mixed 107
SusWrite 132
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.4
221% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 130 132 130 128 MB/s
Read 108
Write 57.8
Mixed 100
SusWrite 130
74% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 2.4
401% 2.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 134 132 128 132 131 MB/s
Read 104
Write 63.3
Mixed 102
SusWrite 131
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 2.5
490% 3.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 124 129 129 136 131 MB/s
Read 106
Write 57.3
Mixed 98.4
SusWrite 120
71% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 2.4
438% 2.93 MB/s
521GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 74 83 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 94.1
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 80.2
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.13 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 67.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 59.4
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.3 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 42 40 46 61 49 MB/s
Read 30.3
Write 69
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 47.6
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.1
99% 1.2 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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 Comments

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Terrible

22 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.


Terrible

22 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!


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

its cheap, but wow is it slow.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v


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