Average Bench: 66.2% (163rd of 1010)

Based on 1,969 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 33.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.58MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 80.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 93.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,969 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.6 Read 119 181
28.1 Write 108 164
27.4 Mixed 93.7 155
20.9 SusWrite 113 181
80.4% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 1.49 5.92
1.27 4K Write 2.58 5.64
0.15 4K Mixed 0.36 0.8
150% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 165 166 170 163 MB/s
Read 171
Write 144
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 164
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 154 153 156 156 156 MB/s
Read 156
Write 125
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 154
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 161 159 161 161 162 MB/s
Read 142
Write 152
Mixed 108
SusWrite 161
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.8
346% 3.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 169 167 170 169 171 MB/s
Read 136
Write 128
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 167
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 173 175 177 173 173 MB/s
Read 112
Write 138
Mixed 128
SusWrite 174
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
294% 2.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 154 161 161 152 151 MB/s
Read 134
Write 154
Mixed 103
SusWrite 146
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
415% 3.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 41 41 41 42 MB/s
Read 38
Write 39
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 40.8
28% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 37 37 31 42 41 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 36
Mixed 10
SusWrite 37.2
22% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,050,342 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 12,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,355

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