Average Bench: 64.8% (169th of 1015)

Based on 3,297 user benchmarks.  Models: ST5000DM000-1FK178, ST5000DM 000-1FK178, ST5000DM000-1FK1, ST5000DM ST5000DM000-1FK1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB averaged 35.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 87.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,297 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 Read 87.6 140
43 Write 110 159
18.7 Mixed 30.3 56.8
54.6 SusWrite 136 179
65.9% 91 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1 1.4
3.12 4K Write 6.79 8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 1
237% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 182 176 173 179 191 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 138
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 176
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 0.7
272% 3.23 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 139 145 150 142 150 MB/s
Read 117
Write 87.9
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 143
67% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.8
274% 3.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 160 160 162 162 MB/s
Read 53.6
Write 143
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 159
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.6
239% 2.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,992,572 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda Desktop 5TB Builds (Compare 747 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,003

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Intel Core i5-9600K $208Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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