Average Bench: 54.6% (251st of 1015)

Based on 11,776 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB averaged 45.3% 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 5.04MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/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 37.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 83.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.5 Read 83.1 142
21.9 Write 86.1 146
19.1 Mixed 37.6 91.6
18 SusWrite 106 175
56.9% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 1.19 2.88
3.2 4K Write 5.04 7.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.61 0.9
210% 2.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 136 136 136 140 134 MB/s
Read 109
Write 123
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 137
70% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
173% 1.87 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 119 123 125 120 121 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 86.5
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 119
58% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.5
226% 2.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 141 140 140 141 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 104
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 140
72% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.1
127% 1.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 97 97 98 100 98 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 72
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 96.8
42% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
168% 1.77 MB/s
952GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 40 41 41 42 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 22.7
Mixed 30.1
SusWrite 40.3
28% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
265% 2.1 MB/s
952GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 41 40 41 42 MB/s
Read 58.4
Write 23.8
Mixed 33.9
SusWrite 40.2
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
282% 2.23 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.3 20 27 28 26 11 MB/s
Read 4.7
Write 4.7
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 19.4
6% 8.62 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,564,954 HDDs tested

Typical Expansion Desk 5TB Builds (Compare 26,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 130%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $709

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