Average Bench: 48.5% (332nd of 1015)

Based on 231 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Basic

Below average average bench

The Seagate Basic 5TB averaged 51.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.41MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Basic 5TB is 55%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Basic 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 76.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.8 Read 76.1 108
18.8 Write 88.9 131
18.7 Mixed 56.2 75.6
16 SusWrite 92.1 135
57.6% 78.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.82 1.2
0.2 4K Write 3.41 4.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
164% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 124 136 135 138 138 MB/s
Read 106
Write 132
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 132
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.9 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 128 128 128 128 133 MB/s
Read 100
Write 106
Mixed 40
SusWrite 128
68% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
165% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 121 122 124 126 125 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 121
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 122
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
190% 1.83 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 9340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 109 110 110 111 121 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 120
Mixed 73.1
SusWrite 110
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.9 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 9340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 68 72 71 71 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 61.1
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 69.7
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.5
161% 1.77 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 57 60 62 63 MB/s
Read 52
Write 66.5
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 60
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.4
148% 1.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,784,190 HDDs tested.

Typical Basic 5TB Builds (Compare 282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,206

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