Average Bench: 47.6% (25th of 639)

Based on 666 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3322 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 15%Average: 47.6% Great: 70%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB averaged 52.3% 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 9.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.64MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB is 55.6%. 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.28MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 666 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 109 173
21.7 Write 96.4 158
15.8 Mixed 59.9 109
16.9 SusWrite 108 175
124% 93.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.28 5.92
1.25 4K Write 2.64 5.5
0.19 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
116% 1.51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.77 1.43
9.2 DQ Write 9.95 10.6
0.59 DQ Mixed 0.87 1.2
371% 3.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 157 159 159 159 160 MB/s
Read 148
Write 120
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 158
167% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 107 105 108 107 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 67.5
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 106
100% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.4
181% 2.13 MB/s
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