Average Bench: 56.4% (232nd of 1015)

Based on 5,285 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB averaged 43.5% 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 Write Speed 5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB is 73.1%. 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 84.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 88.5 143
22.6 Write 84.5 145
19.2 Mixed 38.1 93.4
17.2 SusWrite 107 174
57.9% 79.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.18 2.8
2.9 4K Write 5 7.58
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 0.9
209% 2.26 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: 120 129 133 132 130 123 MB/s
Read 138
Write 102
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 128
72% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.7
242% 2.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 140 142 138 144 152 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 27
SusWrite 142
68% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 1.87 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 19 19 19 51 MB/s
Read 180
Write 17.7
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 23.8
46% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 0.93 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 96 92 96 91 85 MB/s
Read 100
Write 124
Mixed 29
SusWrite 91.7
62% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.6
244% 2.97 MB/s
586GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 116 116 130 124 122 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 78
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 123
59% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.4
165% 1.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.8 18 19 18 18 18 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 24.7
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 16.4
18% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.5
172% 2.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,235,298 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 5TB Builds (Compare 6,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asrock X370 Taichi - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,385

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