Average Bench: 48% (26th of 639)

Based on 7,241 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 13%Average: 48% Great: 74%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 52.0% 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 2.79MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 61.2%. 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 108 188
22.1 Write 96.1 164
21.9 Mixed 58.8 85.4
20.4 SusWrite 108 181
124% 92.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.7 1
0.8 4K Write 2.79 7.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
122% 1.41 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 141 143 143 144 142 MB/s
Read 174
Write 173
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 138
187% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
78% 1 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 116 135 117 125 126 MB/s
Read 178
Write 110
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 121
155% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
72% 1 MB/s
203GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 157 159 157 158 158 MB/s
Read 128
Write 114
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 156
160% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.97 MB/s
707GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 80 78 79 79 MB/s
Read 144
Write 113
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 79.7
131% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.93 MB/s
886GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Read 53.2
Write 28.1
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 12
35% 29.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
49% 1.43 MB/s
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It still by the date of Dec 2020 is a reasonably affordable drive. It's not the fastest but on the other hand, it's not the slowest I've used either.


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