Average Bench: 63.5% (176th of 1015)

Based on 6,418 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB averaged 36.4% 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 2.77MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB is 88.3%. 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 60.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 94.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 113 185
24.2 Write 94.8 155
22.3 Mixed 60.9 87.5
20.4 SusWrite 108 183
69.1% 94.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.86 2.88
0.9 4K Write 2.77 7.19
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
168% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 200 200 203 202 203 MB/s
Read 203
Write 166
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 201
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 182 186 183 185 185 MB/s
Read 174
Write 133
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 183
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 160 165 167 165 166 MB/s
Read 159
Write 131
Mixed 81
SusWrite 164
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0909
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 155 157 157 158 160 MB/s
Read 144
Write 116
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 156
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 135 139 138 138 137 MB/s
Read 141
Write 127
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 135
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 97 97 96 95 MB/s
Read 159
Write 139
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 96.2
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
937GB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 83 68 66 66 65 MB/s
Read 27
Write 72.9
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 68.6
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
79% 0.63 MB/s
486GB free
Firmware: 9400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 41 41 40 41 MB/s
Read 37
Write 37
Mixed 32
SusWrite 39.8
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.5
189% 2.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 11 13 15 12 13 MB/s
Read 25.5
Write 26.8
Mixed 20.9
SusWrite 12.8
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,348,644 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 3TB Builds (Compare 59,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $727

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