Average Bench: 49.6% (312th of 1015)

Based on 22,937 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 50.3% 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 1.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.61MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 49.6%. 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 74.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,937 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 74.2 124
1.74 Write 85 122
30.2 Mixed 54.8 73
41.4 SusWrite 98.2 128
57.4% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.61 3.5
0.9 4K Write 1.82 4.2
0.1 4K Mixed 1.16 2.6
229% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
712GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 113 118 115 118 MB/s
Read 94
Write 111
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 116
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
228% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 80 82 114 117 103 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 110
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 99.9
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
159% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 100 103 105 105 95 MB/s
Read 72
Write 91.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 97.4
57% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
205% 1.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.

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Typical FireCuda 2.5" 2TB Builds (Compare 5,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Acer Predator G3-571

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 Comments

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Terrible

13 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

13 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

14 months ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v


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