Average Bench: 67.9% (142nd of 1015)

Based on 5,545 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB averaged 32.1% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.92MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB is 90%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.8 Read 117 192
25.1 Write 103 159
24.2 Mixed 65.4 110
22.8 SusWrite 119 189
74.1% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.93 3.31
1.3 4K Write 2.92 7.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
174% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 180 184 184 184 183 MB/s
Read 176
Write 113
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 182
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 163 166 167 166 165 MB/s
Read 168
Write 150
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 164
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 156 154 157 156 MB/s
Read 157
Write 108
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 155
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 155 157 157 157 155 MB/s
Read 150
Write 104
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 154
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 159 160 160 160 159 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 87.8
Mixed 72
SusWrite 159
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 126 127 128 127 128 MB/s
Read 120
Write 78
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 127
74% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32
Write 23.4
Mixed 25
SusWrite 28.4
20% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 3TB Builds (Compare 28,875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $520

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