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Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB ST5000DX000 Consumer Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 18, 2014 4:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Seagate

IOMeter - Workload Performance with QD

 

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Moving on to our workloads, we found the 5TB drive to offer a significant increase in performance over the 4TB model in OLTP.

 

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File Server proved to offer a similar performance increase, with the 5TB staying right with the 6TB model.

 

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Email server furthered the experience with the 5TB doing quite well through QD4, after the drive performance seems flatten out.

 

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Web Server was one of the better performing tests for the 5TB. Here we have the drive neck and neck with the 6TB model.

 

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Workstation allowed the 5TB to outperform the previous Desktop HDD 4TB by a fair margin.

 

 

IOMeter - Workload Latency with QD

 

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OLTP latency for the 5TB came in at 136ms at QD32 about 30% quicker than the Desktop 4TB.

 

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File Server latency for the 5TB landed at 103ms, just above the 90ms produced by the 6TB.

 

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Email server grouped the five and 6TB drives a little closer, where we have the 5TB at 145ms and 6TB at 131ms, respectively.

 

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Web Server once again had the 5TB and 6TB models right with each other through the QD scale.

 

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Workstation enabled the 5TB to enjoy a nearly 40% performance advantage over the previous 4TB Desktop HDD.

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