Average Bench: 44.2% (425th of 1015)

Based on 26,734 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 55.8% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.27MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 2TB is 52%. 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 70.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 70.4 116
25.8 Write 81 133
23.4 Mixed 63.3 97.4
23.4 SusWrite 83 128
55.1% 74.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1 1.9
0.3 4K Write 2.27 4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 1
156% 1.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0706
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 104 103 104 104 MB/s
Read 102
Write 79.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 103
63% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 2.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 116 122 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 131
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 121
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
201% 1.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 114 113 113 112 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 100
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 110
73% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
169% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 109 106 109 108 109 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 43.7
Mixed 39.4
SusWrite 107
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.23 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 94 95 95 95 91 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 62.5
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 92.8
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.9 MB/s
784GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 105 108 106 104 MB/s
Read 47.6
Write 73.4
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 104
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 47,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $982

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