Average Bench: 87% (40th of 984)

Based on 141 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN726050ALE610

Very good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB averaged just 13.0% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.96MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB is 40.9%. 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 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 132MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 141 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 160 192
97.4 Write 143 174
83.6 Mixed 132 165
109% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 0.96 1.15
1.24 4K Write 2.06 3.52
0.27 4K Mixed 0.49 0.74
132% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 230
Write 222
Mixed 199
163% 217 MB/s
4K Read 2.62
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.88
254% 2 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 171
Write 161
Mixed 155
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.66
144% 1.03 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 170
Write 149
Mixed 180
126% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.42
121% 0.99 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 161
Write 143
Mixed 142
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.63
138% 1.01 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,575,440 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 105%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 77%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $990

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