Average Bench: 55% (255th of 1015)

Based on 4,846 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB averaged 45.0% 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 Write Speed 4.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB is 75.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 80.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Read 87.5 146
17.2 Write 80.6 149
17.9 Mixed 36.6 93.7
12.6 SusWrite 103 172
56% 76.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.19 3.14
0.66 4K Write 4.66 7.44
0.2 4K Mixed 0.58 0.9
200% 2.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 160 161 155 155 157 MB/s
Read 114
Write 147
Mixed 112
SusWrite 154
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
335% 3.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 126 127 127 125 MB/s
Read 125
Write 60.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 126
62% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.5
174% 1.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 121 124 127 126 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 94.2
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 124
60% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.5
187% 2.23 MB/s
756GB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 36 39 37 35 MB/s
Read 35
Write 31.5
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 36.3
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 26 26 27 27 MB/s
Read 22.5
Write 23.1
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 25.6
18% 24 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.5
167% 1.67 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.3 8.9 11 8.8 11 10 MB/s
Read 13
Write 5
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 9.4
7% 9.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 5TB Builds (Compare 6,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X370 Taichi - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,404

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