Average Bench: 63.4% (177th of 1015)

Based on 1,377 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB averaged 36.5% 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 1.95MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 80.8%. 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 61.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 88.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,377 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 112 172
25.8 Write 88.5 144
22.5 Mixed 61.3 82.2
22.3 SusWrite 109 172
68% 92.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.95 4.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 134 135 134 136 MB/s
Read 151
Write 108
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 134
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 133 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 151
Write 111
Mixed 76
SusWrite 133
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: 0404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 122 122 122 120 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 54.2
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 122
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: 0406
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 79 76 74 75 74 MB/s
Read 106
Write 110
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 77.8
69% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 2.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,315,673 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 32,856 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: 62% - Good Total price: $1,042

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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