Average Bench: 86.6% (50th of 1010)

Based on 210 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN726050ALE610

Very good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB averaged just 13.3% 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 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 210 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 159 193
92.3 Write 145 186
72.9 Mixed 127 164
104 SusWrite 153 190
108% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.63 4K Read 0.97 1.17
1.22 4K Write 2.1 3.89
0.27 4K Mixed 0.51 0.84
136% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 157 149 154 151 159 MB/s
Read 184
Write 192
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 153
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
165% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 158 149 155 151 159 MB/s
Read 180
Write 189
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 154
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 154 122 137 139 154 MB/s
Read 170
Write 176
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 141
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
211% 2.17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,624,361 HDDs tested.


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Typical Deskstar NAS 5TB Builds (Compare 2,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $941

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Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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