Average Bench: 45.2% (404th of 1015)

more Based on 79,480 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 54.7% 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 1.44MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB is 50.6%. 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 53.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 79,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.5 Read 67.7 124
2 Write 76.2 119
26.7 Mixed 53.1 67.8
33.6 SusWrite 89.4 127
52.7% 71.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 1.44 3.27
0.9 4K Write 1.76 4.3
0.1 4K Mixed 1.01 2.5
204% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 133 135 131 132 MB/s
Read 108
Write 59.1
Mixed 108
SusWrite 131
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 2.5
406% 2.57 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 93 125 126 126 125 MB/s
Read 110
Write 61.7
Mixed 106
SusWrite 111
73% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 5.2
741% 3.8 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 79 78 84 84 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 104
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 80.4
59% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.27 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 90 113 81 116 97 MB/s
Read 23
Write 2.5
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 100
32% 42.3 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.9
358% 2.03 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 63 64 64 66 MB/s
Read 58
Write 75.1
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 63.6
46% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.03 MB/s
662GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 70 63 83 65 63 MB/s
Read 41.6
Write 1.7
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 71.4
36% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
153% 1.3 MB/s
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop 72%
Workstation 8%
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System: Asus Strix 15 GL503GE


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5 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.


10 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


2 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.


3 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!


10 months ago.

Disk started mulfunctioning 3 times in a year


18 months ago.

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

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