Average Bench: 53.6% (18th of 639)

Based on 508 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3322 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 18%Average: 53.6% Great: 77%

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB averaged 46.3% 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 5.17MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB is 58.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.13MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 508 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 Read 97.9 163
22.4 Write 101 161
9.86 Mixed 57 106
18.2 SusWrite 109 179
124% 91.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.57 4K Read 3.13 10.5
1.31 4K Write 5.17 7.6
0.36 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
209% 2.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 161 168 177 176 177 MB/s
Read 136
Write 154
Mixed 101
SusWrite 169
193% 140 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
175% 3.2 MB/s
3TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 97 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 97
SusWrite 96.3
163% 123 MB/s
4K Read 9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
217% 4.8 MB/s
47GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 83 84 89 90 90 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 90.8
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 85.8
115% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
205% 2.63 MB/s
47GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 88 88 92 90 91 MB/s
Read 65
Write 80
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 87.3
110% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
201% 2.53 MB/s
963GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 98 98 97 98 101 MB/s
Read 48
Write 64.5
Mixed 51
SusWrite 97.2
94% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
201% 2.3 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 80 74 85 87 MB/s
Read 48.3
Write 70.6
Mixed 56.6
SusWrite 80.3
92% 64 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2.4 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 18 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 27
Write 23.3
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 18.8
31% 23.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.77 MB/s
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