Average Bench: 63.4% (173rd of 1015)

Based on 7,328 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB averaged 36.6% 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 3.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.18MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB is 78.6%. 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 81.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 99.7 153
24.7 Write 109 165
24.9 Mixed 81.4 131
19 SusWrite 119 182
75.5% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 3.4 7.33
2.54 4K Write 4.18 5.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
294% 2.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 172 171 175 174 MB/s
Read 164
Write 152
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 172
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.9
319% 2.87 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 175 175 175 176 MB/s
Read 135
Write 150
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 172
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.8
231% 2.2 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 173 174 171 171 174 MB/s
Read 130
Write 154
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 170
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.8
383% 3.43 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 167 167 166 167 MB/s
Read 125
Write 144
Mixed 132
SusWrite 166
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
332% 3.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 150 152 149 149 150 MB/s
Read 101
Write 146
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 149
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.7
258% 3.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 107 112 114 115 113 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 113
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 109
57% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.6
225% 2.63 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 19 19 20 21 21 MB/s
Read 29.3
Write 27.1
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 19.6
19% 25.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 8TB Builds (Compare 57,384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,254

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