Average Bench: 47.5% (350th of 1015)

Based on 9,801 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 52.4% 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 3.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 4TB is 50.4%. 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 73.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 73.4 106
26.9 Write 89.1 127
25.9 Mixed 63.6 82.2
24.1 SusWrite 91.3 131
58.5% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.95 1.9
2.61 4K Write 3.73 4.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
174% 1.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 122 121 122 123 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 121
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 122
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
174% 1.67 MB/s
995GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 123 124 121 120 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 108
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 121
74% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.6
241% 2.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 95 94 95 97 MB/s
Read 70
Write 95.3
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 94.3
62% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
155% 1.67 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 92 93 92 95 95 MB/s
Read 61.5
Write 107
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 91.7
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
162% 1.7 MB/s
472GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 79 80 78 78 79 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 66
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 76.8
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.5
149% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 38.2
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 41.2
28% 38.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 38 39 40 39 MB/s
Read 33.2
Write 38.5
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 38
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.7
185% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 22 MB/s
Read 35.5
Write 38
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 21.3
23% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
157% 1.67 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 46,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $981

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