Average Bench: 63.8% (172nd of 1015)

Based on 4,758 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 6TB averaged 36.1% 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 3.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 6TB is 76.9%. 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 91.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,758 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.8 Read 100 150
25.4 Write 110 159
27 Mixed 91.2 139
23.4 SusWrite 121 176
78.1% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.03 4K Read 3.61 6.97
2.24 4K Write 4.01 5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
301% 2.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 162 171 171 176 177 MB/s
Read 127
Write 154
Mixed 158
SusWrite 164
112% 151 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.8
362% 3.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 159 161 169 170 164 MB/s
Read 110
Write 126
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 163
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.7
330% 3.03 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 151 146 156 159 156 MB/s
Read 109
Write 141
Mixed 112
SusWrite 152
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
401% 3.63 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 102 106 116 116 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 98
SusWrite 107
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.9
397% 3.43 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 35.8
Write 35.2
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 41.4
27% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
278% 2.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 26 23 26 21 29 MB/s
Read 14.7
Write 45.2
Mixed 12.4
SusWrite 25.9
18% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.7 7.4 6.4 5.4 2.5 2.6 MB/s
Read 23.7
Write 24.7
Mixed 25
SusWrite 5.3
15% 19.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.3
112% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,614,927 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 6TB Builds (Compare 93,397 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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