Average Bench: 67.5% (151st of 1015)

Based on 12,877 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 32.4% 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 2.17MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 82.1%. 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 76.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.2 Read 112 177
28 Write 108 163
25.2 Mixed 76.9 129
28.7 SusWrite 123 181
77.2% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 2.17 6.29
1.21 4K Write 2.95 5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
221% 1.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 164 171 175 175 176 MB/s
Read 144
Write 153
Mixed 108
SusWrite 172
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.7
376% 3.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 155 153 153 150 MB/s
Read 160
Write 130
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 152
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: 0740
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 149 148 150 151 148 MB/s
Read 159
Write 122
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 148
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 154 158 159 158 MB/s
Read 137
Write 148
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 156
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
269% 2.63 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: 0739
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 121 124 123 123 MB/s
Read 109
Write 76.7
Mixed 65
SusWrite 122
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 0740
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 77 75 78 77 77 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 45
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 76.3
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
508GB free
Firmware: 0737
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 50 49 48 50 50 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 62.6
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 49
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,172,900 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 54,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,034

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