Average Bench: 47% (359th of 1015)

Based on 56,952 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 52.9% 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 1.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB is 42.7%. 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 53.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 69.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 56,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.3 Read 69.2 119
1.7 Write 69.3 121
33.9 Mixed 53.6 66.9
51.4 SusWrite 94.2 125
52.7% 71.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.57 3.2
0.9 4K Write 1.63 4.05
0.1 4K Mixed 1.02 2.2
208% 1.4 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: 121 128 130 126 125 126 MB/s
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 66
SusWrite 126
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 2.4
469% 3.2 MB/s
864GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 99 101 101 107 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 98.4
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 99.1
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.1 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 77 81 83 81 MB/s
Read 76
Write 106
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 80.6
57% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 108 110 110 111 108 MB/s
Read 44
Write 77
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 108
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.3
210% 1.2 MB/s
864GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 96 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 36
Write 85.4
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 97.7
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
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Desktop 75%
Workstation 31%
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5 months ago.

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


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.


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!


14 months ago.

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


8 months ago.

its cheap, but wow is it slow.


2 years ago.

Large capacity storage in a tiny package. :v

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