Average Bench: 92.1% (19th of 979)

Based on 25 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM002-1XY17X, ST5000DM 002-1XY17X

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) averaged just 7.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 139MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) is 50.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 25 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.4 Read 167 206
32.4 Write 154 198
31.6 Mixed 139 185
115% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.78 1.3
0.81 4K Write 2 2.47
0.13 4K Mixed 0.34 0.44
108% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 161
Write 162
Mixed 128
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.35
104% 1.04 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 149
Mixed 149
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.37
101% 0.98 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 169
Write 149
Mixed 130
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.29
94% 0.98 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 148
Write 147
Mixed 127
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.42
101% 0.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 180
Write 32.4
Mixed 31.6
59% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.38
113% 0.86 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,768,567 HDDs tested.


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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,004

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