Average Bench: 61% (189th of 1015)

Based on 1,098 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB averaged 39.0% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB is 77.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 84.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 110 166
24.8 Write 84.2 134
22.3 Mixed 58.8 77
26.9 SusWrite 103 161
65.2% 88.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.11 1.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.63 0.7
117% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 050B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 161 164 164 164 165 MB/s
Read 146
Write 117
Mixed 73
SusWrite 160
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 155 153 154 156 156 MB/s
Read 151
Write 113
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 154
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 143 145 144 145 142 MB/s
Read 150
Write 116
Mixed 72
SusWrite 142
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.83 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 050B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 118 115 120 120 120 MB/s
Read 117
Write 92
Mixed 71
SusWrite 117
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,671,388 HDDs tested.

Typical Backup+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 6,233 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 120%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,425

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