Average Bench: 50.9% (22nd of 639)

Based on 1,214 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3322 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 15%Average: 50.9% Great: 76%

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB averaged 49.0% 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-64Thread Write Speed 9.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.17MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB is 61%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.12MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,214 samples)
Min Avg Max
23 Read 85.7 143
20 Write 84.8 143
13.5 Mixed 40.5 86.8
15.8 SusWrite 103 173
106% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.12 2.7
1.8 4K Write 5.17 9.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.61 0.9
201% 2.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.37 0.52
6.22 DQ Write 9.71 12.1
0.6 DQ Mixed 0.84 1
360% 3.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 156 155 157 156 158 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 112
Mixed 31
SusWrite 154
135% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.6
275% 2.97 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 155 158 159 160 161 MB/s
Read 130
Write 106
Mixed 30
SusWrite 155
138% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
167% 1.9 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 132 139 140 140 136 MB/s
Read 109
Write 110
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 132
131% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
183% 2.03 MB/s
967GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 107 116 114 117 118 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 68.9
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 105
101% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 0.3
304% 3.07 MB/s
DQ Read 0.3
DQ Write 13.6
DQ Mixed 0.4
477% 4.77 MB/s
264GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 119 120 122 125 MB/s
Read 50.9
Write 79.4
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 121
115% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.4
202% 2.33 MB/s
219GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 122 123 115 115 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 83.7
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 116
120% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
200% 2.5 MB/s
509GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 35 39 38 37 37 MB/s
Read 47.7
Write 75.3
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 37.5
74% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.5
163% 1.87 MB/s
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