Average Bench: 59.2% (199th of 1015)

Based on 1,128 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB averaged 40.8% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.87MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 83%. 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 57.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 83.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,128 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 105 172
23.2 Write 83.9 143
21.8 Mixed 57.6 84.4
20 SusWrite 101 171
63.8% 86.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.71 0.88
1.4 4K Write 1.87 4.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
141% 1.09 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: 161 170 171 172 169 172 MB/s
Read 167
Write 138
Mixed 76
SusWrite 169
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
759GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 110 113 113 113 MB/s
Read 115
Write 80.8
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 112
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 127 127 125 130 130 MB/s
Read 88
Write 45.8
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 126
63% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.6
221% 2.77 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 93 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 105
Write 64.8
Mixed 71
SusWrite 91.9
62% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 41.9
28% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 32
Write 40.8
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 41.3
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0406
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 12 12 12 13 MB/s
Read 29.3
Write 27.3
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 12.1
18% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
159% 1.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,292,045 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 28,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070

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