Average Bench: 64.8% (174th of 1015)

Based on 4,662 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB averaged 35.2% 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 2.9MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB is 90.3%. 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 62.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 99.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.7 Read 112 186
24.7 Write 99.8 160
23 Mixed 62.7 100
18.1 SusWrite 113 184
71.1% 96.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.96 3.9
1.3 4K Write 2.9 7.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
175% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 181 182 181 180 183 MB/s
Read 183
Write 149
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 181
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 184 181 184 183 181 MB/s
Read 172
Write 166
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 181
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 158 158 159 160 MB/s
Read 159
Write 121
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 158
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 134
Write 127
Mixed 77
SusWrite 86.7
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 38 41 41 MB/s
Read 41.3
Write 37.9
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 40.6
28% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,794,384 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 3TB Builds (Compare 7,121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $416

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