Average Bench: 49.3% (317th of 1015)

Based on 19,770 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 50.6% 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 1.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 46.8%. 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 55.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 73MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,770 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.7 Read 73 124
1.7 Write 81.6 122
34.4 Mixed 55.3 73.8
47.7 SusWrite 98.2 127
56.7% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.65 3.6
0.9 4K Write 1.89 4.2
0.1 4K Mixed 1.19 2.5
236% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 117 126 128 128 126 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 114
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 124
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 105 109 99 109 MB/s
Read 116
Write 98.7
Mixed 54
SusWrite 105
68% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.3
233% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 123 120 128 108 109 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 98
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 117
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
188% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 59 75 72 82 87 MB/s
Read 35.2
Write 74.5
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 76.5
44% 60 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
145% 1.37 MB/s
757GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 63 64 73 76 66 MB/s
Read 19.5
Write 1.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 69.4
27% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.3
127% 1.2 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 55%
Workstation 37%
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11 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.


11 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!


12 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v

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