Average Bench: 63.7% (177th of 1015)

Based on 1,008 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 6TB averaged 36.3% 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 Read Speed 3.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 6TB is 77%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 100MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.3 Read 100 151
24.3 Write 109 159
26 Mixed 85.9 134
20.1 SusWrite 120 179
76.7% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 3.28 6.4
1.3 4K Write 3.6 4.69
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
278% 2.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 159 161 161 161 159 MB/s
Read 126
Write 140
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 158
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.7
260% 2.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 131 139 139 140 MB/s
Read 108
Write 118
Mixed 71
SusWrite 137
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
187% 1.9 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 133 136 137 135 128 MB/s
Read 109
Write 134
Mixed 114
SusWrite 135
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 123 124 124 124 123 MB/s
Read 115
Write 141
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 122
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.6
267% 2.6 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 108 114 119 122 122 MB/s
Read 100
Write 133
Mixed 110
SusWrite 116
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
395% 3.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 28 28 30 28 30 MB/s
Read 28.8
Write 29.5
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 28.4
21% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.5
181% 1.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,765,881 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 6TB Builds (Compare 19,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,233

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