Average Bench: 48.6% (332nd of 1015)

Based on 8,199 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 4TB averaged 51.3% 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 3.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 4TB is 51.2%. 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 74.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.3 Read 74.9 106
25.3 Write 90.1 128
26 Mixed 64.2 83.6
25 SusWrite 93.6 132
59.6% 80.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.93 1.9
2.51 4K Write 3.66 4.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
173% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 84 87 87 86 86 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 81
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 86.2
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
162% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 124 125 129 132 125 MB/s
Read 55.3
Write 75
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 125
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 106 109 102 104 108 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 91.5
Mixed 69
SusWrite 105
62% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
152% 1.57 MB/s
895GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 82 83 83 85 85 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 98.8
Mixed 76
SusWrite 82.2
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 112 114 113 114 MB/s
Read 34.7
Write 59.8
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 112
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.3
200% 2.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,483,250 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 30,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,553

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