Average Bench: 48.3% (336th of 1015)

Based on 36,257 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 51.6% 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 1.18MB/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 46.6%. 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 54.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 36,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.6 Read 71.2 121
1.7 Write 82.2 122
31.1 Mixed 54.2 70
47.2 SusWrite 96.7 128
55.9% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.58 3.4
0.9 4K Write 1.78 4.2
0.1 4K Mixed 1.18 2.6
230% 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: 129 124 128 128 128 132 MB/s
Read 122
Write 111
Mixed 65.2
SusWrite 128
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 2.3
463% 3.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 126 104 98 129 MB/s
Read 95.1
Write 9.7
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 115
51% 69 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 125 126 111 113 115 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 118
Mixed 54
SusWrite 119
69% 95 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.47 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 89 83 87 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 59.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 87.1
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.07 MB/s
850GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 78 76 84 83 75 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 1.8
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 79.6
37% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.23 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 45%

System: Acer Predator G3-571


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19 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.


18 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!


4 months ago.

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


20 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v

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