Average Bench: 47.9% (340th of 1015)

Based on 5,768 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate Portable 2TB averaged 52.1% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.94MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 2TB is 52.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,768 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 75.6 117
25.5 Write 87 126
25.2 Mixed 65 90.3
28 SusWrite 91 131
58.8% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.94 1.6
0.3 4K Write 1.36 2.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.67 1.1
139% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 131 132 133 132 132 MB/s
Read 110
Write 112
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 130
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 126 127 125 126 131 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 125
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 126
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 116 127 128 128 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 122
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 121
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1
150% 0.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 117 115 114 119 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 96.8
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 116
73% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1
150% 0.7 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 125 125 126 127 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 112
Mixed 98.4
SusWrite 124
73% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1
154% 0.73 MB/s
482GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 98 101 97 97 MB/s
Read 62.3
Write 85.2
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 98.4
60% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,073 HDDs tested.

Typical Portable 2TB Builds (Compare 94,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
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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