Average Bench: 46.5% (365th of 1015)

more Based on 118,435 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 1.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB is 48.3%. 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 58.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 118,435 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 70.8 124
2 Write 58.9 113
24.6 Mixed 52.9 67.2
32.9 SusWrite 90.6 126
50.3% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.47 3.1
0.8 4K Write 1.75 4.3
0.1 4K Mixed 1.04 2.4
209% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
582GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 120 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 104
Write 54.2
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 119
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.77 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 104 106 106 104 106 MB/s
Read 50.6
Write 16.7
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 102
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.27 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 95 99 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 46.8
Write 93.9
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 94.3
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.3
231% 1.37 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 89 99 71 77 MB/s
Read 46.9
Write 97.3
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 90.7
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
162% 1.2 MB/s
332GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 65 66 68 68 67 MB/s
Read 65.9
Write 89.9
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 64.3
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
79% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical FireCuda 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 4,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
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Desktop 69%
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Workstation 7%
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System: Asus TUF GAMING FX504GD_FX80GD


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21 days ago.

Runs at 100% randomly, causing all applications to stutter


17 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.


5 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.


14 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.


15 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!


22 months 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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