Average Bench: 90.3% (24th of 984)

Based on 67 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM002-1XY17X, ST5000DM 002-1XY17X

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) averaged just 9.6% 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 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) is 47.6%. 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 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 67 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 164 206
102 Write 151 197
72.2 Mixed 133 179
112% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.78 1.24
1.11 4K Write 2.03 2.49
0.22 4K Mixed 0.34 0.45
107% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 218
Write 165
Mixed 164
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.99 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 203
Write 178
Mixed 174
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.28
101% 1.06 MB/s
422GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 147
Write 154
Mixed 111
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.32
119% 1.14 MB/s
611GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 134
Write 118
Mixed 109
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.8 MB/s
611GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 110
Write 113
Mixed 99.6
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.37
113% 0.98 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,811,288 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,194

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