Average Bench: 66.5% (155th of 1015)

Based on 319 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ Desk 3TB averaged 33.4% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.72MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion+ Desk 3TB is 92.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion+ Desk 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 78.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 319 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 118 197
24.6 Write 104 173
22 Mixed 78.8 163
16.4 SusWrite 111 193
75.7% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.8
1.2 4K Write 2.72 7.5
0.17 4K Mixed 0.54 0.9
137% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 163 166 167 168 MB/s
Read 179
Write 140
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 166
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 153 151 153 154 MB/s
Read 155
Write 123
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 153
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 139 141 141 138 140 MB/s
Read 150
Write 122
Mixed 74
SusWrite 139
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 0604
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 128 120 85 14 MB/s
Read 172
Write 114
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 106
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
921GB free
Firmware: 0604
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 116 115 116 114 MB/s
Read 105
Write 136
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 115
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.7
233% 2.87 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: A302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 35
Write 37.5
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 40.2
27% 36.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.5
194% 2.5 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 27 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 21.8
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 27.8
19% 26 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 29 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 30
Write 26
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 29
20% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Expansion+ Desk 3TB Builds (Compare 7,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $704

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