Average Bench: 64.4% (168th of 1015)

Based on 929 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+ Desk

Above average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ Desk 4TB averaged 35.5% 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 2.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/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 73.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 929 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 103 173
25.9 Write 107 160
25.7 Mixed 73.1 109
24.3 SusWrite 121 181
74.2% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 2.46 6.5
1.4 4K Write 3.49 4.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
237% 2.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 149 175 175 181 172 MB/s
Read 185
Write 160
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 170
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 179 167 167 167 168 MB/s
Read 149
Write 160
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 160
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.8
340% 3.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 142 137 136 146 145 MB/s
Read 101
Write 132
Mixed 97
SusWrite 141
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
435% 4.03 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 51 52 53 53 56 MB/s
Read 141
Write 135
Mixed 77
SusWrite 53.8
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
485GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 102 116 109 125 127 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 74.2
Mixed 48.1
SusWrite 114
57% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
562GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 28.4
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 30
21% 28 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.4
170% 1.77 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 26.8
Write 26.5
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 30
20% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.5
154% 1.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,969 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion+ Desk 4TB Builds (Compare 94,095 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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