Average Bench: 61.6% (184th of 1015)

Based on 2,037 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM000-1FK178, ST5000DM 000-1FK178, ST5000DM000-1FK1, ST5000DM ST5000DM000-1FK1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB averaged 38.4% 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 Write Speed 6.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB is 55.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 81.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,037 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.5 Read 81.1 136
39 Write 99.2 147
19 Mixed 29.8 54.2
41.7 SusWrite 132 180
61.9% 85.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.92 1.4
2.79 4K Write 6.56 8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 0.9
225% 2.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 170 170 168 168 MB/s
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 168
82% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 0.9
287% 3.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,734,915 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Barracuda Desktop 5TB Builds (Compare 10,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,069

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Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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