Average Bench: 90.6% (26th of 979)

Based on 65 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN726050ALE610

Excellent average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB averaged just 9.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB is 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 65 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 166 195
100 Write 149 180
87.9 Mixed 136 164
113% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 0.97 1.15
1.26 4K Write 2.09 3.61
0.29 4K Mixed 0.48 0.75
132% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 191
Write 163
Mixed 158
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.46
119% 0.95 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 177
Write 160
Mixed 162
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.43
128% 1.24 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
Read 172
Write 151
Mixed 145
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.36
124% 1.22 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 156
Write 165
Mixed 147
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.74
146% 1.02 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 142
Write 135
Mixed 111
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.97
4K Mixed 0.45
150% 1.5 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: APGN Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 142
Write 125
Mixed 117
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.65
135% 0.96 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,691,820 HDDs tested.


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Typical Deskstar NAS 5TB Builds (Compare 1,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 101%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,241

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