Average Bench: 49.2% (25th of 639)

Based on 6,977 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 3320, VID 0bc2 PID 3312 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 13%Average: 49.2% Great: 75%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB averaged 50.8% 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 Random Write Speed 2.81MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB is 61.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,977 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.2 Read 112 188
22.2 Write 98.9 162
21.4 Mixed 59.9 85.7
21.4 SusWrite 110 184
127% 95.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.71 1
0.8 4K Write 2.81 7.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
123% 1.42 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: 163 175 173 173 172 174 MB/s
Read 179
Write 124
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 172
181% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.9 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 147 152 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 182
Write 147
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 150
184% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
78% 1.07 MB/s
295GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 151 151 152 151 150 MB/s
Read 171
Write 145
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 149
180% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
74% 0.97 MB/s
295GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 151 152 152 150 151 MB/s
Read 174
Write 144
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 145
178% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
74% 0.97 MB/s
663GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 187 188 190 191 190 MB/s
Read 120
Write 98.5
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 186
168% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.9
62% 0.9 MB/s
999GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 150 150 152 151 124 MB/s
Read 131
Write 116
Mixed 70
SusWrite 143
154% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.2
84% 1.03 MB/s
714GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 30 29 30 MB/s
Read 30.3
Write 27.1
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 29.2
38% 28.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.2
165% 1.77 MB/s
509GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.3 6.7 MB/s
Read 26.2
Write 22.6
Mixed 17.6
SusWrite 6.4
23% 18.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
9% 0.3 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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