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Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB ST5000DX000 Consumer Review (Page 6)

By Tyler Bernath from Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:42 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Seagate

IOMeter - Workload Performance with QD


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


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


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


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


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

IOMeter - Workload Latency with QD


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


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


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


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


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

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