Average Bench: 45.6% (381st of 1015)

Based on 22,017 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 54.4% 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 Write Speed 3.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 4TB is 49.2%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 69.2 102
26.5 Write 85.5 125
25.9 Mixed 61.8 80
24.7 SusWrite 88.8 131
56.3% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.89 1.5
2.2 4K Write 3.63 4.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
169% 1.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 126 132 131 132 133 MB/s
Read 96.6
Write 124
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 127
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.8
199% 1.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 121 116 120 118 119 MB/s
Read 98
Write 124
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 120
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
204% 1.97 MB/s
757GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 115 116 117 118 118 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 126
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 106
73% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.8
209% 1.93 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 106 106 103 106 106 MB/s
Read 56
Write 72.5
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 105
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
151% 1.63 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 37
Write 37.9
Mixed 34
SusWrite 41
28% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.4
144% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,554,712 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 15,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $650

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