Average Bench: 43.4% (442nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,941 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 56.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.33MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 500GB is 60.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 69.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,941 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.4 Read 69.8 123
2.53 Write 70.6 116
15.3 Mixed 51.6 70
16.1 SusWrite 80.7 125
50.2% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 1.33 2.99
0.61 4K Write 1.83 4.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.98 2.7
198% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 121 121 122 123 122 MB/s
Read 134
Write 90.2
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 120
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 2.5
492% 3.23 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 123 129 130 130 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 24
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 128
56% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 0.97 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 114 124 122 121 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 64.4
Mixed 86.9
SusWrite 118
68% 91 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 3.5
667% 4 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 117 109 119 124 120 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 64
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 116
61% 82 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 3.5
666% 4.03 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 118 116 116 114 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 98.2
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 116
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.13 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 34 32 39 MB/s
Read 76
Write 69.3
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 30.1
46% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.43 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 20 17 9.9 37 60 MB/s
Read 18.5
Write 17
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 31.3
18% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
56% 0.6 MB/s
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Terrible

2 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.


Terrible

2 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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