Seagate Desktop HDD 5TB ST5000DX000 Consumer Review (Page 8)

| Jul 18, 2014 at 11:42 am CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Seagate

Final Thoughts


With this Desktop HDD from Seagate being a possible OEM variant of their Enterprise Capacity v4, of course lacking many of the high-end features, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the drive performed when compared to the 6TB model.

While in most cases the extra platter and subsequent heads allowed the 6TB to keep its advantage, the 5TB model was right there with it and able to top it in some workloads.

Power consumption of the 5TB model allowed it to slide right between the 4TB and 6TB models in our chart. At the drives lowest point, we measured 7.5 watts and at peak nine watts, and while this is substantially more than the 4TB model reviewed late last year, performance has increased due to the 7200-RPM spindle speed.

In workstation power testing, we found all drives to be linear in their power consumption. The 5TB model had a low of 7.17 watts and a peak of 7.77 watts.

As I stated in the introduction, MSRP for the ST5000DX000 is mostly a guess at this point, where I predicted a price point somewhere around $249.99. However, that could change as Seagate tests the market for SMR drives in the future.

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