Average Bench: 65.1% (166th of 1015)

Based on 2,614 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB averaged 34.8% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.61MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB is 97.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.7 Read 114 198
24.1 Write 93 157
22.5 Mixed 60.1 84.5
17.4 SusWrite 113 196
69.6% 94.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.4 4K Write 2.61 7.38
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
159% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
371GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 156 157 157 155 156 MB/s
Read 165
Write 130
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 156
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 135 152 146 136 MB/s
Read 144
Write 104
Mixed 77.9
SusWrite 139
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
650GB free
Firmware: 0404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 135 136 134 135 MB/s
Read 134
Write 92.2
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 134
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 100 101 105 106 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 88.6
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 104
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 0406
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 92 93 92 93 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 69.5
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 92.2
59% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,778,169 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 3TB Builds (Compare 23,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,120

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