Average Bench: 48.2% (335th of 1015)

Based on 1,633 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ 4TB averaged 51.7% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.47MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion+ 4TB is 52.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion+ 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 75 108
19.3 Write 88.9 129
23.8 Mixed 61.1 76.5
15.9 SusWrite 92.2 133
58.5% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.87 1.2
0.58 4K Write 3.47 4.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
166% 1.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 131 131 132 130 MB/s
Read 93.9
Write 119
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 129
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 1.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 117 121 120 125 126 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 118
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 122
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
198% 1.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 132 134 134 132 MB/s
Read 80.4
Write 122
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 132
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
190% 1.8 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 112 118 118 116 119 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 116
Mixed 67.1
SusWrite 117
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.6
178% 1.87 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 39.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 42
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
177% 1.73 MB/s
665GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 17 18 18 18 18 MB/s
Read 12.7
Write 20.4
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 17.7
16% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.2
71% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Expansion+ 4TB Builds (Compare 8,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $840

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