Average Bench: 66.6% (137th of 984)

Based on 774 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 33.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.13MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 82.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 774 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.3 Read 120 179
25.8 Write 111 173
27.7 Mixed 102 156
83.6% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.96 3.93
0.95 4K Write 2.13 5.48
0.14 4K Mixed 0.25 0.53
108% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
Read 145
Write 147
Mixed 116
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.29
97% 0.97 MB/s
837GB free
Firmware: 9401
Read 135
Write 129
Mixed 134
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.15
70% 0.74 MB/s
633GB free
Firmware: 9401
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 137
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.14
72% 0.79 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9401
Read 138
Write 102
Mixed 92.3
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.28
72% 0.68 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
Read 32.4
Write 29.6
Mixed 30.9
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.2
69% 0.72 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,165,540 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 1,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 128%
Desktop 130%
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX CODE - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $1,487

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