Average Bench: 47.3% (355th of 1015)

Based on 50,401 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 52.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.44MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 43.3%. 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 53.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.6 Read 68.2 122
1.7 Write 82 120
31.7 Mixed 53.4 67.2
54.2 SusWrite 96.3 128
55.2% 75 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.44 2.9
1 4K Write 1.61 4.1
0.2 4K Mixed 1.01 2.4
202% 1.35 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: 128 118 121 123 124 128 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 124
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 2.5
496% 3.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 128 127 133 132 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 116
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 128
72% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.2
96% 0.9 MB/s
711GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 109 112 112 108 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 87.1
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 109
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.3 MB/s
796GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 114 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 99.2
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 113
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 127 129 120 126 126 MB/s
Read 35
Write 86.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 123
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.4
348% 2.77 MB/s
796GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 111 115 114 115 114 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 98.2
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 112
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 101 100 106 107 MB/s
Read 49
Write 88.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 105
55% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1 MB/s
299GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 61 63 63 61 60 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 57
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 61
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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 Comments

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1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 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

10 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

its cheap, but wow is it slow.


Poor

28 days ago.

takes too long to load GTA 5


Excellent

2 years ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v


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