Average Bench: 16.2% (279th of 634)

Based on 1,583 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3300 Model: Seagate Desktop

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Desktop 1TB averaged 83.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.26MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 33.3MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 1TB is just 7.68%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 1TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 34.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,583 samples)
Min Avg Max
25 Read 34.1 41
23 Write 33.3 42
7.95 Mixed 21.6 39.5
36.9% 29.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.58 0.82
0.37 4K Write 1.26 1.73
0.17 4K Mixed 0.36 0.52
57.3% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 39.5
Write 42.1
Mixed 36.7
51% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.29
55% 0.69 MB/s
530GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 38.7
Write 39.5
Mixed 17.5
39% 31.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.45
66% 0.75 MB/s
27GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 39.1
Write 39.5
Mixed 38.8
51% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.47
59% 0.81 MB/s
155GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 41.1
Write 36.4
Mixed 38.6
49% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.31
54% 0.68 MB/s
515GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 30.7
Write 29.2
Mixed 29.9
38% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.46
74% 0.91 MB/s
178GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 33
Write 28.7
Mixed 13.7
30% 25.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.29
64% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Desktop 1TB Builds (Compare 12,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $683

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