Average Bench: 45.7% (389th of 1015)

more Based on 66,965 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000LX015-1U7172, ST1000LX 015-1U7172-SSHD, ST1000LX015-1U7, ST1000LX015-1U71, ST1000LX015-1U7172-SSHD, ST1000LX ST1000LX015-1U71

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB averaged 54.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB is 49.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 69.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 66,965 samples)
Min Avg Max
14 Read 69.4 124
2 Write 77.3 121
26.3 Mixed 52.3 67.5
33.6 SusWrite 89.3 127
53% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.38 3
0.9 4K Write 1.76 4.3
0.1 4K Mixed 1.01 2.3
202% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
896GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 119 127 128 130 128 MB/s
Read 101
Write 121
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 126
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.57 MB/s
643GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 117 118 124 119 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 114
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 120
67% 92 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.1 MB/s
800GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 62 68 114 107 94 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 116
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 87.5
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
205% 1.57 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 90 91 91 87 MB/s
Read 58.7
Write 75.3
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 88.6
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.1 MB/s
826GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 116 68 81 78 87 MB/s
Read 27.4
Write 5.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 89
31% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.9
312% 1.67 MB/s
708GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 30 43 21 43 55 MB/s
Read 33
Write 31
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 35.5
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical FireCuda 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 6,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 42%
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System: Asus TUF GAMING FX504GD_FX80GD


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1 month 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.


6 months ago.

this came with my asus gl503ge and it is fast file transfer but is always at 100% disk usage need an upgrade badly


22 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.


18 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!


6 months ago.

Disk started mulfunctioning 3 times in a year


14 months ago.

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

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