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%
197GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 188 173 149 149 149 MB/s
Read 150
Write 174
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 165
188% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.8
284% 2.93 MB/s
2TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 137 137 135 134 MB/s
Read 117
Write 146
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 136
160% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.7
280% 2.87 MB/s
231GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 174 181 166 179 185 MB/s
Read 171
Write 103
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 175
156% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
44% 0.67 MB/s
406GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 133 135 132 136 MB/s
Read 148
Write 152
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 134
174% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.97 MB/s
90GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 77 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 80.4
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 76.6
100% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.6
284% 2.9 MB/s
304GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 112 113 115 114 113 MB/s
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 113
136% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.9 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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