Average Bench: 67.2% (146th of 1015)

Based on 710 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desktop

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desktop 4TB averaged 32.7% 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 Read Speed 2.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desktop 4TB is 85.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desktop 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 710 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.9 Read 112 180
27.2 Write 112 164
26.2 Mixed 81.5 131
25.8 SusWrite 121 184
78.6% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 2.27 6.1
1.6 4K Write 3.32 5.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
233% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
991GB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 169 171 171 171 171 MB/s
Read 139
Write 149
Mixed 120
SusWrite 169
107% 144 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.8
392% 3.6 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 152 152 154 153 155 MB/s
Read 118
Write 136
Mixed 122
SusWrite 152
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
394% 3.63 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 116 119 118 117 115 MB/s
Read 150
Write 153
Mixed 108
SusWrite 113
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.8
335% 3.03 MB/s
991GB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 41 42 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 37.6
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 39.3
28% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 26 26 25 26 MB/s
Read 23
Write 25.5
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 25.5
18% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,969 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desktop 4TB Builds (Compare 20,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO (MS-7C37) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,018

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