Average Bench: 90.4% (25th of 984)

Based on 51 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 51 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 164 205
101 Write 151 198
54 Mixed 132 180
112% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.77 1.26
0.99 4K Write 2.03 2.5
0.19 4K Mixed 0.34 0.44
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 176
Write 174
Mixed 139
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.4
100% 0.97 MB/s
582GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 160
Write 158
Mixed 110
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 0.94 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 151
Write 147
Mixed 118
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.36
128% 1.21 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 146
Write 115
Mixed 103
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.23
89% 0.99 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,548,794 HDDs tested.


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