Average Bench: 63.2% (179th of 1015)

Based on 7,181 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 36.7% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.66MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 89.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 93.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
28 Read 107 190
24.9 Write 93.5 155
22.8 Mixed 58.1 86.1
21.1 SusWrite 113 189
68% 92.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.76 1.51
1.2 4K Write 3.66 7.61
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
178% 1.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
891GB free
Firmware: 0604
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 181 185 186 185 186 MB/s
Read 174
Write 120
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 183
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
678GB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 171 173 173 173 173 MB/s
Read 163
Write 121
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 171
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 194 196 198 187 184 MB/s
Read 116
Write 135
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 192
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.6
4K Mixed 1.1
292% 3.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 150 150 150 117 151 MB/s
Read 153
Write 114
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 144
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 0737
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 89
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 109
65% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.6
218% 2.77 MB/s
872GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 39.3
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 39.1
27% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 2.27 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 27 28 MB/s
Read 22.1
Write 21.7
Mixed 21
SusWrite 27.2
17% 23 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical Expansion Desk 2TB Builds (Compare 17,505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961

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