Average Bench: 45.7% (391st of 1015)

Based on 13,509 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 54.2% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.63MB/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 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 73.3 120
24.1 Write 83.1 136
23.1 Mixed 64.2 101
24.5 SusWrite 85.4 128
56.6% 76.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.03 1.89
0.91 4K Write 2.63 4.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.67 1
166% 1.44 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: 126 125 128 129 129 128 MB/s
Read 126
Write 132
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 127
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.5 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 62 64 63 64 63 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 114
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 63.6
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 69 81 70 65 85 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 70.2
Mixed 101
SusWrite 72.9
56% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
229% 1.83 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 57 56 76 71 56 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 37.8
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 67.4
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.8 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 53 58 60 59 57 MB/s
Read 46.9
Write 75.7
Mixed 70
SusWrite 57.9
47% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.2
79% 0.97 MB/s
799GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 35
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 41.3
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 25 26 25 MB/s
Read 29.6
Write 23
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 25.1
18% 25 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
198% 1.77 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 31,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $626

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