Average Bench: 41.6% (473rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,874 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LX025-1U717D, ST500LX0 25-1U717D, ST500LX0 25-1U717D-SS, ST500LX025-1U717D-SSHD, ST500LX025-1U717, ST500LX0 25-1U717D-SSHD

Below average average bench

The Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 500GB averaged 58.3% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.33MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 500GB is 52.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,874 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.2 Read 65.1 122
2 Write 58.2 111
18 Mixed 49 67.5
24.2 SusWrite 79.4 123
46.4% 62.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.33 3.5
0.61 4K Write 1.63 4.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.9 2.5
185% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 126 124 126 123 118 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 123
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 124
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.4
263% 1.57 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 11 11 30 58 60 MB/s
Read 42
Write 59.4
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 30
35% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
50% 0.53 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 18 21 21 21 33 MB/s
Read 10.7
Write 30.7
Mixed 26.1
SusWrite 21.6
17% 22.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.33 MB/s
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5 years 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.


5 years ago.

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

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