Average Bench: 58.6% (200th of 1015)

Based on 429 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB averaged 41.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.89MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB is 91.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 90.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 429 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.9 Read 105 194
23.6 Write 90.3 165
22.5 Mixed 64.8 121
21.8 SusWrite 99.6 189
66.1% 89.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.81 1.2
0.6 4K Write 1.89 2.9
0.23 4K Mixed 0.77 1.1
154% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 11 12 11 11 20 MB/s
Read 151
Write 10.2
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 12.7
34% 47.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
138% 1.1 MB/s
880GB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 40 39 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 26.3
Mixed 37
SusWrite 39.3
31% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.07 MB/s
730GB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 40 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 33.4
Write 40
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 40.6
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,531,140 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 1TB Builds (Compare 670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3647

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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