Average Bench: 45.9% (372nd of 1015)

more Based on 71,106 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000LX001-1RG174, ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX ST2000LX001-1RG1, ST2000LX 001-1RG174-SSHD, ST2000LX 001-1RG174

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB averaged 54.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.43MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 44.9%. 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 53.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 66.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 71,106 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.8 Read 66.7 121
1.7 Write 70 118
31.8 Mixed 53.2 67.1
51.1 SusWrite 93 126
52.1% 70.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.43 2.75
0.9 4K Write 1.61 4
0.16 4K Mixed 1 2.3
201% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
687GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 91 94 91 91 MB/s
Read 92.4
Write 120
Mixed 54.9
SusWrite 91.6
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.2
157% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 86 84 54 85 MB/s
Read 64.1
Write 89.4
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 78.4
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.6
146% 1.3 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 86 88 91 90 87 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 87.8
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 89.5
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
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2 years ago.

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


4 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.


4 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!


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

its cheap, but wow is it slow.


5 years ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v

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