Average Bench: 65.6% (162nd of 1015)

Based on 2,074 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 2.02MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 83.2%. 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 62.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 115 175
25 Write 91 143
22.2 Mixed 62.2 83.6
18.5 SusWrite 113 172
70% 95.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.72 1
1.4 4K Write 2.02 4.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
145% 1.15 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: 156 167 171 171 170 170 MB/s
Read 162
Write 131
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 168
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 148 150 153 155 155 MB/s
Read 168
Write 127
Mixed 74
SusWrite 149
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 151 150 151 147 149 MB/s
Read 164
Write 101
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 148
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 135 136 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 144
Write 116
Mixed 72
SusWrite 135
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 134 130 134 128 134 MB/s
Read 138
Write 88.3
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 130
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
352GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 115 130 121 137 125 MB/s
Read 124
Write 116
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 126
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 93 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 91
Write 60.2
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 92.3
57% 77.4 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 33,000,293 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 1,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M - $470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $967

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