Average Bench: 66.3% (153rd of 1015)

Based on 5,284 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 33.7% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.62MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 86.2%. 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 71.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 113 176
25.9 Write 103 163
24.8 Mixed 71.3 118
21.9 SusWrite 117 183
74.4% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.62 5.7
1.2 4K Write 2.52 4.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
190% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 169 169 171 169 168 MB/s
Read 152
Write 124
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 168
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 159 158 160 161 162 MB/s
Read 163
Write 134
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 154
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 178 182 182 181 183 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 94.7
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 180
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.4
215% 2.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0909
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 39.8
Write 39.7
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 41.2
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 30 30 29 29 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 28
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 29.2
21% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 18,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,366

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