Average Bench: 46.5% (25th of 639)

Based on 4,825 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 13%Average: 46.5% Great: 75%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 53.5% 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 8.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.05MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 62.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 Read 101 186
20.7 Write 89.7 157
21 Mixed 54.9 84.3
18.7 SusWrite 102 183
116% 86.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.71 1
0.8 4K Write 3.05 7.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
131% 1.49 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.3 0.3
8 DQ Write 8.1 8.2
0.3 DQ Mixed 0.35 0.4
288% 2.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
473GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 186 191 189 181 187 MB/s
Read 114
Write 122
Mixed 63
SusWrite 186
168% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.8
267% 2.73 MB/s
777GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 181 182 182 181 MB/s
Read 174
Write 129
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 180
186% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
71% 0.97 MB/s
777GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 176 177 177 176 177 MB/s
Read 168
Write 148
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 168
188% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
72% 1 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 148 162 166 166 166 MB/s
Read 136
Write 150
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 156
171% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.1 MB/s
184GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 86 86 88 85 MB/s
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 69
SusWrite 86.5
126% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
64% 0.83 MB/s
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