Average Bench: 90.1% (27th of 1010)

Based on 111 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM002-1XY17X, ST5000DM002-1XY1, ST5000DM 002-1XY17X

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) averaged just 9.8% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) is 50.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 111 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 165 212
93.7 Write 148 198
46.5 Mixed 119 176
33.3 SusWrite 143 210
106% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.91 1.4
1.02 4K Write 2.01 2.48
0.23 4K Mixed 0.5 1.1
131% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 193 196 194 194 197 MB/s
Read 205
Write 192
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 194
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.47 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 181 193 194 196 194 MB/s
Read 202
Write 104
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 185
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 0.87 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 168 173 176 186 193 MB/s
Read 186
Write 115
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 179
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,164,812 HDDs tested.


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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

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