Average Bench: 91.5% (22nd of 984)

Based on 44 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM002-1XY17X, ST5000DM 002-1XY17X

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) averaged just 8.5% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 2.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) is 46.2%. 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 44 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.4 Read 167 210
32.4 Write 152 208
25.4 Mixed 134 185
113% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.76 1.3
0.81 4K Write 2.03 2.52
0.13 4K Mixed 0.34 0.46
107% 1.04 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 207
Write 160
Mixed 155
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.35
102% 1.04 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 198
Write 166
Mixed 170
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.36
105% 1.05 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 183
Write 169
Mixed 173
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.32
105% 1.06 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 174
Write 170
Mixed 25.4
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.46
121% 1.18 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 143
Write 165
Mixed 138
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.35
102% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,761,319 HDDs tested.


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