Average Bench: 45.8% (396th of 1015)

Based on 3,298 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 54.2% 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 Write Speed 3.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.57MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 4TB is 53.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 70.7 110
19.7 Write 84.1 127
23.3 Mixed 61.9 83.8
17.3 SusWrite 87.7 132
56.2% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.01 2.2
1.82 4K Write 3.69 4.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.8
174% 1.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 126 130 128 129 131 MB/s
Read 110
Write 97.8
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 126
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
176% 1.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 123 122 125 125 125 MB/s
Read 89.1
Write 72.9
Mixed 77.9
SusWrite 120
67% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
174% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 95 95 95 94 MB/s
Read 85.2
Write 90
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 93.3
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.5
192% 2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 107 109 105 102 107 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 90.2
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 105
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.6
174% 1.77 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 126 127 127 126 125 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 74.1
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 127
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.4
145% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 37 37 34 37 37 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 32.8
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 35.9
26% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.4
173% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 31 33 31 32 32 MB/s
Read 26
Write 28.1
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 31.3
21% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 36,940 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $562

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