Average Bench: 47.4% (352nd of 1015)

Based on 16,289 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 52.6% 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 3.64MB/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 50.7%. 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 62.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 74 109
24.9 Write 86.2 127
25.7 Mixed 62.4 80.3
26.7 SusWrite 90.1 132
57.7% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.91 1.64
2.26 4K Write 3.64 4.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
171% 1.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 133 133 133 133 130 MB/s
Read 105
Write 134
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 131
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.9
220% 1.97 MB/s
948GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 115 117 102 103 107 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 104
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 108
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.9
291% 2.7 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 101 102 104 104 MB/s
Read 91
Write 99.8
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 103
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.5
162% 1.67 MB/s
948GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 115 117 98 104 103 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 124
Mixed 78
SusWrite 108
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.9
279% 2.6 MB/s
862GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 38 38 36 37 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 34
Mixed 34
SusWrite 36.7
26% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.5
168% 1.73 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 29 24 36 36 26 MB/s
Read 24.6
Write 26.8
Mixed 20.9
SusWrite 30.8
19% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.3
90% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,660,174 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 93,636 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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