Average Bench: 61.9% (182nd of 1015)

Based on 3,393 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB averaged 38.0% 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 3.11MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.11MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB is 77%. 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 77.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,393 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 97.5 151
23.6 Write 107 162
24.3 Mixed 77.1 122
19.7 SusWrite 117 181
73.4% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 3.11 6.8
1.61 4K Write 4.11 6.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
280% 2.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 177 179 183 185 185 MB/s
Read 148
Write 154
Mixed 106
SusWrite 182
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.9
410% 3.47 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 181 185 184 185 185 MB/s
Read 144
Write 155
Mixed 128
SusWrite 182
113% 152 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.9
362% 3.1 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 161 163 161 160 163 MB/s
Read 129
Write 134
Mixed 114
SusWrite 158
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
253% 2.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 122 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 111
Write 113
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 122
68% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 0.7
243% 2.83 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 158 160 160 161 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 167
Mixed 120
SusWrite 158
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.8
288% 2.43 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 97 97 101 100 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 107
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 98.5
68% 91 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
260% 2.63 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,347,543 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 8TB Builds (Compare 11,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,589

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