Average Bench: 49.8% (305th of 1015)

Based on 3,819 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate Portable 5TB averaged 50.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 5TB is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 77.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,819 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.6 Read 77.2 109
30.5 Write 93.4 130
26.7 Mixed 61.3 77.7
28.3 SusWrite 95.6 131
60.3% 81.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.94 1.6
0.95 4K Write 3.3 4.1
0.36 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
166% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 135 133 134 132 MB/s
Read 104
Write 133
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 134
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
206% 2 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 126 125 127 130 MB/s
Read 102
Write 121
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 126
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.8
218% 2 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 119 118 120 116 119 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 104
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 117
70% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 101 104 101 102 105 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 110
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 104
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.5
160% 1.63 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 69 70 68 69 68 MB/s
Read 49.1
Write 74.5
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 67.8
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
155% 1.67 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 35.7
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 38.2
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 42 42 39 42 42 MB/s
Read 32.4
Write 37.5
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 39.7
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.3
87% 0.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,498 HDDs tested

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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 96%
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Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $825

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