Average Bench: 44.2% (30th of 639)

Based on 2,492 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 55.8% 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 7.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 56.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.76MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,492 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 98.1 174
23.8 Write 98.5 174
5.93 Mixed 67.1 134
110% 87.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.64 0.96
0.68 4K Write 2.71 7.85
0.14 4K Mixed 0.31 0.6
105% 1.22 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 DQ Read 0.76 0.9
6.64 DQ Write 7.9 8.47
0.49 DQ Mixed 0.59 0.8
291% 3.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 113
Write 142
Mixed 104
156% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 7.05
4K Mixed 0.53
260% 2.69 MB/s
446GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 137
Write 124
Mixed 76.8
138% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.22
43% 0.56 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 138
Write 103
Mixed 89.9
134% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.27
66% 0.89 MB/s
122GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 110
Write 117
Mixed 19.1
97% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.24
58% 0.72 MB/s
458GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 112
Write 118
Mixed 113
148% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.18
34% 0.46 MB/s
349GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 110
Write 112
Mixed 64.9
119% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.2
44% 0.54 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 72.6
120% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.16
47% 0.68 MB/s
220GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 97.9
Write 99.1
Mixed 75.8
115% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.27
36% 0.63 MB/s
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,579

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