Average Bench: 45.2% (397th of 1015)

Based on 44,324 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 54.8% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 2TB is 52.9%. 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 72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 72 116
24 Write 81.7 131
24.8 Mixed 64.5 97.7
25 SusWrite 84.8 128
56% 75.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.98 2
0.3 4K Write 2.14 4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 1
154% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 107 109 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 107
Write 80.3
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 107
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
889GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 105 108 108 109 108 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 110
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 108
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.9 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 103 103 102 103 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 55
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 101
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.1
102% 1.17 MB/s
890GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 87 80 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 105
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 84.4
67% 90 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
161% 1.43 MB/s
651GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 89 92 87 89 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 129
Mixed 110
SusWrite 91.6
73% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
161% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 39.4
Write 38
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 38.6
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.8
182% 1.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,290,601 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 96,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,006

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