Average Bench: 56.9% (225th of 1015)

Based on 10,232 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB averaged 43.1% 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 Write Speed 4.9MB/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 74.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 85.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.3 Read 86.8 147
18.2 Write 85.7 150
18.3 Mixed 39.5 109
14.7 SusWrite 110 176
58.7% 80.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 1.28 4
1.7 4K Write 4.9 7.6
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
211% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
613GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 6.5 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 28.3
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 5.8
16% 22 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.6
178% 1.67 MB/s
767GB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.6 9.6 3.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 MB/s
Read 8.7
Write 11.7
Mixed 13
SusWrite 3.7
7% 9.28 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,694,187 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 5TB Builds (Compare 67,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,185

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