Average Bench: 45.5% (401st of 1015)

Based on 6,277 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 3.67MB/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 52%. 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 60MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,277 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.5 Read 70.4 107
20.7 Write 83 127
22.3 Mixed 60 82.2
19.3 SusWrite 87.1 132
55.5% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.95 2
1.49 4K Write 3.67 4.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
172% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 137 137 137 137 136 MB/s
Read 108
Write 111
Mixed 59
SusWrite 132
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.87 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 69 73 74 77 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 89.5
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 73.7
55% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
168% 1.73 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 65 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 80.7
Mixed 73
SusWrite 65.2
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.53 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 50.8
Write 67.3
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 57
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
219% 2.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 4TB Builds (Compare 20,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $234

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,501

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