Average Bench: 65.5% (161st of 1015)

Based on 1,455 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB averaged 34.4% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.93MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 82%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,455 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 116 174
26.6 Write 91 144
22.6 Mixed 62.8 81.9
22 SusWrite 112 172
70.1% 95.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.93 4.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
141% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 170 173 173 172 175 MB/s
Read 181
Write 142
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 172
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 165 163 165 166 MB/s
Read 163
Write 130
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 163
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 153 154 155 155 155 MB/s
Read 164
Write 124
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 153
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 171 168 171 172 171 MB/s
Read 123
Write 75.2
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 169
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 149 147 149 145 MB/s
Read 135
Write 104
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 148
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 137 138 137 139 137 MB/s
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 137
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 134 135 135 134 134 MB/s
Read 130
Write 97.2
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 133
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 35,538 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $967

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