Average Bench: 53.4% (274th of 1015)

Based on 2,788 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB averaged 46.5% 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 Write Speed 5.04MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.57MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB is 77%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,788 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 82.1 148
19.4 Write 77.3 140
18 Mixed 35.7 77
14.2 SusWrite 103 174
54.2% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.87 1.3
1.91 4K Write 5.04 7.6
0.2 4K Mixed 0.57 0.9
193% 2.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 169 167 178 179 179 MB/s
Read 152
Write 102
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 168
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
219% 2.07 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 155 151 153 156 157 MB/s
Read 136
Write 108
Mixed 30
SusWrite 154
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.8
209% 1.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 167 163 173 174 173 MB/s
Read 100
Write 105
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 168
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.7
236% 2.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 116 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 83.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 118
54% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.5
237% 2.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 42 42 41 42 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 28.4
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 40.1
24% 33 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.8
211% 1.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 38 36 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 24
Mixed 25
SusWrite 36.8
22% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
170% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 40 41 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 33.3
Write 36
Mixed 34
SusWrite 36.2
26% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2.5 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 0406
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.9 16 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 21.2
Write 22
Mixed 25
SusWrite 14.9
16% 20.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
164% 2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,747,516 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 5TB Builds (Compare 22,354 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,071

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