Average Bench: 44.6% (414th of 1015)

Based on 19,662 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 55.4% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 2TB is 52.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 71.3 120
25.8 Write 82.9 134
23.6 Mixed 63.4 101
27 SusWrite 83.4 128
55.6% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.03 2
0.4 4K Write 2.35 4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 1
159% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 126 127 127 127 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 132
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 126
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
216% 1.63 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 68 67 68 68 MB/s
Read 109
Write 82
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 67.5
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
168% 1.73 MB/s
526GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 90 90 89 87 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 130
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 88.5
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
175% 1.73 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 97 95 100 99 95 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 112
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 96
67% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.6
173% 1.53 MB/s
592GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 102 103 104 103 103 MB/s
Read 45
Write 48.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 102
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.7 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 58,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $734

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