Average Bench: 61.6% (180th of 1015)

Based on 1,294 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB averaged 38.4% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.89MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 82.2%. 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 59.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,294 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 109 173
24.3 Write 86 142
22.3 Mixed 59.3 82.4
19.9 SusWrite 105 170
66% 89.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.89 4.14
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
139% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 193 190 193 191 191 MB/s
Read 186
Write 152
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 191
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 121 123 124 119 MB/s
Read 166
Write 140
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 122
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0511
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 134 136 136 133 MB/s
Read 128
Write 86.5
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 134
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 121 117 121 104 100 MB/s
Read 140
Write 148
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 115
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
982GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 107 105 106 108 108 MB/s
Read 102
Write 76.7
Mixed 72
SusWrite 106
66% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 121 123 124 124 123 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 54
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 122
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,797,013 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 30,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,080

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