Average Bench: 46.5% (375th of 1015)

more Based on 93,072 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 53.4% 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 1.41MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB is 51.7%. 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 52.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 93,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.3 Read 71.1 123
2.02 Write 80.9 120
23.3 Mixed 52.9 67.9
31.7 SusWrite 90.4 128
54.3% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 1.41 3.09
0.8 4K Write 1.84 4.4
0.1 4K Mixed 1.04 2.6
208% 1.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
851GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 128 130 129 127 128 MB/s
Read 125
Write 120
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 127
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.9
389% 2.8 MB/s
844GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 125 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 121
Mixed 54
SusWrite 123
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.37 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 107 112 113 114 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 116
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 111
69% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.2
214% 1.27 MB/s
628GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 117 123 125 124 122 MB/s
Read 71.1
Write 117
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 119
67% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
255% 1.67 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 111 114 113 110 MB/s
Read 53.2
Write 94
Mixed 55
SusWrite 112
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.37 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 91 90 93 70 45 MB/s
Read 62.1
Write 98.6
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 79.1
55% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.23 MB/s
508GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 30 20 24 29 32 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 57.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 28
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
69% 0.67 MB/s
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Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 7%
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System: Asus TUF GAMING FX504GD_FX80GD


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9 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.


14 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


6 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.


6 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!


14 months ago.

Disk started mulfunctioning 3 times in a year


22 months ago.

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

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