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Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB ST5000DX000 Consumer Review (Page 7)

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

Power Consumption

Our custom power testing samples each drive for a period of three minutes, across each workload. In order to offer more granularity, we sample the power in one-second intervals.

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Looking at our consumer workload, we found the 5TB to average near 7.5 watts. At peak, we measured just over 9 watts during sequential read.

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Our workload testing shows the Desktop HDD 5TB with a relatively linear power model throughout testing.

We measured a low of 7.17 watts during the Email Server test, followed up by a peak of 7.77 watts during Web Server testing.

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