Average Bench: 45.1% (408th of 1015)

Based on 9,708 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 54.9% 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 2.62MB/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 71.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,708 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 71.8 116
24.2 Write 82.8 134
23.4 Mixed 64.5 105
25.5 SusWrite 84.5 128
56.2% 75.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.01 1.9
1 4K Write 2.62 4.36
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 1.1
164% 1.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 110 120 131 131 131 MB/s
Read 104
Write 127
Mixed 90
SusWrite 120
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.7
180% 1.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 108 112 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 67.2
Write 132
Mixed 108
SusWrite 111
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
191% 1.73 MB/s
695GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 83 83 85 84 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 109
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 82.9
65% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 20,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,208

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