Average Bench: 49% (326th of 1015)

Based on 18,158 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 51.0% 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 1.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.58MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 43.7%. 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 54.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 73.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.6 Read 73.3 126
1.7 Write 81.9 120
36.9 Mixed 54.8 71.8
47.8 SusWrite 96.8 128
56.4% 76.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.58 3.4
0.9 4K Write 1.83 4.2
0.1 4K Mixed 1.14 2.66
226% 1.51 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: 111 114 123 129 126 118 MB/s
Read 107
Write 95.2
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 120
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 2.4
457% 3.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 88 119 129 130 132 MB/s
Read 109
Write 65.3
Mixed 106
SusWrite 112
73% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 2.5
408% 2.6 MB/s
545GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 92 96 97 94 94 MB/s
Read 84
Write 110
Mixed 54
SusWrite 94.7
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.37 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 81 82 82 82 84 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 96.3
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 81.6
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
188% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 47 71 81 94 98 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 96.5
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 77.7
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.6
160% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 61 74 69 77 83 MB/s
Read 49.1
Write 82.4
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 63.1
46% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.1
80% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 79 82 80 101 85 MB/s
Read 16
Write 1.7
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 86.6
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 2.2
446% 2.7 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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System: Acer Predator G3-571

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 Comments

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Terrible

9 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

9 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

10 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v


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