Average Bench: 44.7% (29th of 639)

Based on 3,462 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 11%Average: 44.7% Great: 75%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 55.2% 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 2.82MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 64.2%. 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.7 Read 97.8 187
19 Write 87.5 158
19.5 Mixed 53.9 85
15.6 SusWrite 99.4 181
113% 84.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.76 1
0.61 4K Write 2.82 7.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
123% 1.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 124 127 126 128 128 MB/s
Read 121
Write 125
Mixed 62
SusWrite 126
146% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.7
280% 2.87 MB/s
847GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 159 168 168 167 168 MB/s
Read 184
Write 148
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 166
189% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
78% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 150 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 189
Write 152
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 149
184% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
82% 1.07 MB/s
350GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 128 130 127 129 MB/s
Read 126
Write 109
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 129
148% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
60% 0.8 MB/s
368GB free, PID 3312
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 111 107 112 112 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 110
151% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
65% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 26 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 25.5
Mixed 25
SusWrite 26.3
36% 27.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
88% 1.07 MB/s
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