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Brother PDS 5000

Brother PDS 5000
alaScore 95

5 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Brother PDS 5000. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price. The size also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother PDS 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother PDS 5000 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Some have doubts about the reliability.


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This summary is based on the products: Brother Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex PDS-5000Brother Color Desktop Scanner with Duplex PDS-5000

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Brother PDS-5000 desktop scanner


A professional unit for any office that has demanding document scanning needs

High-speed scanning ; Duplex scanning ; Simple to use

Paper guide could be better

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : William Harrel (

Brother PDS-5000 High-Speed Color Desktop Scanner


The Brother PDS-5000 offers fast, reasonably accurate document scanning at a very reasonable price, making it a good candidate for integrating into existing document management environments and for scanning in large batches.

Low price. Huge, 100-sheet ADF. Fast scanning and saving to image PDF. Feature-rich, simple-to-use scanning software. Easy to deploy without extensive training. Excellent support for large batch scanning.

No document or business card management program. OCR slightly below average at default resolution.

The Brother PDS-5000 is fast and it comes with very robust software. Accuracy is acceptable for most business applications, but it's slower than several competitors when scanning to searchable PDF. If you need more exacting accuracy and faster...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Brother PDS-5000 desktop scanner


No one ever talks about scanners these days. At least not typical consumers, who often make do with the built-in scanner on a multifunction centre. However, for business users, a dedicated scanner can come in handy, especially when it's of the calibre...

High-speed scanning ; Duplex scanning ; Simple to use

Paper guide could be better

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, grey
Scanner Type:ADF

Input capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:100

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80

Other features

Online services supported:Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, Picasa

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nuance OmniPage 18SE\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 9
Cables included:AC, USB
Drivers included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:28 - 400
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi feed detection: Yes
Scanning media types supported:Plain Paper


Button functions:Cancel, Off, On, Scan
Internal Memory:512
Scan drivers:ICA, ISIS, SANE, TWAIN, WIA
Scan to:Cloud, E-mail, File, FTP, OCR, SMB
Scanning noise level:55

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, USB 3.0


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.6
Power Consumption (Standby):19
Power consumption (typical):59
Power supply type:AC


ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):60
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):60
Colour scanning: Yes
Duplex ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):120
Duplex ADF scan speed (colour, A4):120
Duplex scanning: Yes
Gray scale levels:256
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:218 x 356
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output colour depth:24

System requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Height :18.3
Package depth:29.6
Package height:32
Package weight:6.5
Package width:43.7