Average Bench: 47.7% (25th of 639)

Based on 678 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3322 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 14%Average: 47.7% Great: 70%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 52.2% 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-64Thread Write Speed 9.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 55.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 678 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 109 173
21.5 Write 96.6 158
14.6 Mixed 60.1 109
16.6 SusWrite 108 175
124% 93.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.3 5.91
1.2 4K Write 2.66 5.41
0.19 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
116% 1.53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.65 1.43
9.2 DQ Write 9.94 10.6
0.63 DQ Mixed 0.93 1.2
372% 3.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 189 175 183 191 192 MB/s
Read 62.6
Write 114
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 179
150% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.7
225% 2.53 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 153 153 153 149 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 124
Mixed 94.4
SusWrite 150
164% 116 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
196% 3.43 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 150 148 149 150 151 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 137
Mixed 91.9
SusWrite 149
168% 119 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.6
188% 2.47 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 127 118 126 122 MB/s
Read 107
Write 108
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 123
120% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
178% 2.07 MB/s
95GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 128 113 121 120 124 MB/s
Read 152
Write 98.6
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 124
143% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 1 MB/s
2TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 59 MB/s
Read 82.9
Write 179
Mixed 97.4
SusWrite 58.2
148% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 9.1
4K Mixed 0.8
344% 3.93 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 10.4
DQ Mixed 1.3
400% 4.07 MB/s
456GB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 25 25 26 MB/s
Read 32
Write 25
Mixed 25
SusWrite 25.2
36% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.07 MB/s
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