Average Bench: 65.1% (170th of 1015)

Based on 15,019 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 34.9% 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 2.32MB/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 81.8%. 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 78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 106 171
25.7 Write 106 167
24.1 Mixed 78 137
25.3 SusWrite 120 180
75.5% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 2.32 6.7
1.2 4K Write 3.13 5.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
229% 2.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 171 173 174 173 174 MB/s
Read 171
Write 116
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 171
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 172 176 173 174 173 MB/s
Read 141
Write 156
Mixed 135
SusWrite 172
112% 151 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.8
370% 3.4 MB/s
775GB free
Firmware: 0604
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 148 150 149 152 149 MB/s
Read 147
Write 128
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 149
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 159 158 162 168 MB/s
Read 115
Write 155
Mixed 118
SusWrite 162
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
345% 3.13 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 142 147 149 150 151 MB/s
Read 130
Write 122
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 145
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 99 93 95 95 MB/s
Read 104
Write 69.5
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 96.9
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,053,254 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 63,801 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) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,216

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