Average Bench: 44.5% (28th of 639)

Based on 2,869 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 12%Average: 44.5% Great: 73%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 55.5% 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-64Thread Write Speed 7.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.01MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 60.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Read 95 181
20.5 Write 90.8 163
11.6 Mixed 58.3 118
16.1 SusWrite 94.9 181
114% 84.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.74 1
0.6 4K Write 3.01 7.7
0.14 4K Mixed 0.55 0.9
124% 1.43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.66 DQ Read 0.77 0.9
6.64 DQ Write 7.8 8.47
0.51 DQ Mixed 0.6 0.8
289% 3.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
915GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 160 173 160 170 158 MB/s
Read 174
Write 138
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 164
186% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
79% 1.1 MB/s
50GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 106 100 109 101 96 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 90.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 99.7
110% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.6
270% 2.77 MB/s
338GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 129 129 130 129 MB/s
Read 139
Write 117
Mixed 76
SusWrite 129
152% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
64% 0.87 MB/s
238GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 118 117 117 118 117 MB/s
Read 143
Write 112
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 118
142% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.93 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 36 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 36.5
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 36.7
48% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.7
237% 2.47 MB/s
437GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 34.7
Write 34.8
Mixed 29
SusWrite 36.2
46% 33.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 1
248% 2.63 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 23 26 25 26 27 MB/s
Read 26.3
Write 26.2
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 25.3
34% 25.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.83 MB/s
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