Average Bench: 46.1% (385th of 1015)

Based on 4,259 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 53.8% 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 3.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 4TB is 53.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 72.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,259 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.8 Read 72.8 107
21.3 Write 84.8 130
22.3 Mixed 61.6 83.7
16.1 SusWrite 86.9 130
56.5% 76.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.03 2.3
1.76 4K Write 3.65 4.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 110 109 109 110 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 107
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
170% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 118 109 109 110 111 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 106
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 112
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
172% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 100 100 102 106 101 MB/s
Read 77
Write 83.5
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 99.8
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
170% 1.77 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Read 24.7
Write 23
Mixed 22
SusWrite 13.8
16% 20.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
179% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 13 9.5 9.7 12 14 MB/s
Read 9
Write 9
Mixed 13.8
SusWrite 12.8
8% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,231,954 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 41,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $527

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