Average Bench: 46.4% (370th of 1015)

more Based on 128,642 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LX015-1U7172, ST1000LX 015-1U7172-SSHD, ST1000LX015-1U7, ST1000LX015-1U71, ST1000LX015-1U7172-SSHD, ST1000LX 015-1U7172-S, ST1000LX ST1000LX015-1U71

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB averaged 53.5% 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 1.04MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB is 47.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 128,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 71 124
2 Write 60.2 114
24 Mixed 52.7 67.2
34.5 SusWrite 90.3 127
50.5% 68.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.49 3.3
0.9 4K Write 1.8 4.3
0.1 4K Mixed 1.04 2.54
211% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
848GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 120 125 125 119 121 MB/s
Read 107
Write 117
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 122
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.37 MB/s
451GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 105
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 96.4
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
102% 0.83 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 62 65 61 60 62 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 14.2
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 60.5
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
551GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 37 14 22 27 70 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 98.7
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 38.1
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.1
85% 0.9 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 81 83 82 79 79 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 72.5
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 79.4
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation 7%
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System: Asus TUF GAMING FX504GD_FX80GD


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1 month ago.

Runs at 100% randomly, causing all applications to stutter


21 months ago.

I bought a laptop with this drive in it, returned the first one and the replacement has been doing the same thing. Runs at 100% randomly for extended periods and slows to a crawl regularly. Piece of junk.


9 months ago.

The disk is at 100% usage all the time. It's so slow, it causes system instability. Windows freezes up and applications crash. Cannot even open task manager. This laptop (ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GD) is the worst tech purchase I have ever made.


18 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.


19 months ago.

It generates more heat than SSDs and slower than 7200 rpm HDDs! When it's used as an external drive, it sometimes lose our precious data! You're fired, FireCuda!


2 years ago.

Disk started mulfunctioning 3 times in a year


2 years ago.

This SSHD came with my ASUS TufFX504 laptop. And its absolutely slow. I'm looking for an upgrade

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