Average Bench: 37.3% (52nd of 639)

Based on 370 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3320 Model: Seagate Expansion Desk
Poor: 12%Average: 37.3% Great: 67%

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB averaged 62.6% 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 26.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB is 55.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion Desk 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 370 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.5 Read 89.7 176
23.1 Write 88.1 170
12.2 Mixed 60.5 127
22.1 SusWrite 87.6 186
110% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.75 1.1
0.69 4K Write 1.36 2.5
0.14 4K Mixed 0.49 0.9
65.6% 0.86 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 21 21
38.1 DQ Write 38.1 38.1
26.5 DQ Mixed 26.5 26.5
2,275% 28.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 200 203 205 205 191 MB/s
Read 175
Write 173
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 198
213% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
82% 1.07 MB/s
226GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 100 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 66.7
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 99.1
105% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
107% 1.2 MB/s
584GB free, PID 3320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 91 91 96 91 92 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 50.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 92.5
96% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
54% 0.77 MB/s
137GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 38.3
Write 36.3
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 37.7
49% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
78% 1.03 MB/s
641GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 25 26 26 25 25 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 34
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 25.8
41% 30.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
78% 1 MB/s
89GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 37 36 MB/s
Read 33
Write 32.1
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 36.6
43% 31.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
50% 0.67 MB/s
108GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 28 28 29 28 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 27.8
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 27.9
36% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
56% 0.7 MB/s
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