Average Bench: 66.1% (161st of 1010)

Based on 2,856 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 33.9% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.29MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 83.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,856 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 114 177
24.1 Write 100 159
21.7 Mixed 66.7 112
21.6 SusWrite 116 180
72.8% 99.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.29 4.76
0.9 4K Write 2.28 4.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
172% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 192 192 195 194 194 MB/s
Read 192
Write 160
Mixed 85
SusWrite 192
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 143 144 143 139 MB/s
Read 171
Write 126
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 142
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 161 156 159 161 158 MB/s
Read 146
Write 132
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 158
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 158 161 161 160 160 MB/s
Read 118
Write 141
Mixed 132
SusWrite 159
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
305% 2.9 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 72 55 52 53 53 MB/s
Read 152
Write 133
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 74.6
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
491GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.3
Write 38.5
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 41.6
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 34.8
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 39.6
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,790,587 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 18,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,014

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