Average Bench: 64.3% (168th of 1015)

Based on 8,651 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB averaged 35.6% 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 3.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.19MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB is 78%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 83.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 101 150
25 Write 111 163
25.6 Mixed 83.7 133
21.5 SusWrite 122 182
77% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 3.29 7.2
1.59 4K Write 4.19 6.36
0.3 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
288% 2.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 165 167 167 166 166 MB/s
Read 129
Write 128
Mixed 107
SusWrite 164
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
384% 3.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 158 160 165 162 163 MB/s
Read 130
Write 117
Mixed 114
SusWrite 155
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
246% 2.27 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 135 137 142 146 136 MB/s
Read 109
Write 116
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 136
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.5
161% 1.6 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 133 124 114 137 128 MB/s
Read 113
Write 134
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 128
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.13 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 131 146 146 144 146 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 154
Mixed 145
SusWrite 141
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 2 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 69 86 75 72 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 90
Mixed 61.2
SusWrite 78.2
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.5
187% 1.87 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 40 40 39 39 MB/s
Read 34
Write 35.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 38.9
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
215% 2.33 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 12 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 15.5
Mixed 20.4
SusWrite 12.3
15% 20.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
207% 1.57 MB/s
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Typical Expansion Desk 8TB Builds (Compare 73,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,207

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