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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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

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
2,874 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,564,954 HDDs tested

 Prices

If you buy via one of these links, our site may earn a commission

AmazonUS $891 min
Send price feedback
Typical FireCuda 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP ProBook 430 G5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER

Popular FireCuda 2.5" 500GB systems:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute

Welcome to our PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best value for money upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
  • - See speed test results from other users
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 HDD Rankings

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

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.


Terrible

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!


Your
opinion?
1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

Why does UserBenchmark have a bad reputation on reddit?
Marketers operate thousands of reddit accounts. Our benchmarks expose their spiel so they attack our reputation.
Why don’t PC brands endorse UserBenchmark?
Brands make boatloads on flagships like the 4090 and 14900KS. We help users get similar real-world performance for less money.
Why don’t youtubers promote UserBenchmark?
We don't pay youtubers, so they don't praise us. Moreover, our data obstructs youtubers who promote overpriced or inferior products.
Why does UserBenchmark have negative trustpilot reviews?
The 200+ trustpilot reviews are mostly written by virgin marketing accounts. Real users don't give a monkey's about big brands.
Why is UserBenchmark popular with users?
Instead of pursuing brands for sponsorship, we've spent 13 years publishing real-world data for users.
The Best
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $165Nvidia RTX 4060 $293WD Black SN850X M.2 2TB $150
Intel Core i5-13600K $248Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $390WD Black SN850X M.2 1TB $89
Intel Core i5-12400F $110Nvidia RTX 4070 $325Crucial T700 M.2 4TB $418
Today's hottest deals
If you buy something via a price link, UserBenchmark may earn a commission
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback