Average Bench: 63.3% (172nd of 1015)

Based on 18,855 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 36.7% 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 Read Speed 2.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 80.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,855 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 104 170
25.7 Write 101 161
24.9 Mixed 75.2 132
21.1 SusWrite 116 180
72.9% 99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 2.4 6.7
1.3 4K Write 3.14 5.2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
232% 2.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
676GB free
Firmware: 0737
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 136 133 133 133 134 MB/s
Read 128
Write 102
Mixed 67
SusWrite 134
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 72 74 85 81 73 MB/s
Read 47.7
Write 94.6
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 76.5
55% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.4
191% 2.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 34 35 36 35 35 MB/s
Read 26.5
Write 27.5
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 34.1
22% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.5
164% 1.67 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.7 8.3 7.6 8.4 7.8 7.7 MB/s
Read 7.5
Write 8.9
Mixed 7.4
SusWrite 7.9
6% 7.92 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,290 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 73,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,207

Popular Expansion Desk 4TB compatible motherboards:

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