Average Bench: 43.9% (432nd of 1015)

Based on 11,466 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 56.0% 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 2.58MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 2TB is 53.8%. 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 70.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,466 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 Read 70.6 116
21 Write 81.3 136
20.2 Mixed 63.5 108
19.4 SusWrite 81.9 127
55% 74.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.03 2
0.59 4K Write 2.58 4.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 1
163% 1.42 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: 112 121 123 123 128 127 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 119
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 122
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
239% 2.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 120 125 125 122 121 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 89.9
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 121
72% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.1
119% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 115 120 120 120 120 MB/s
Read 73
Write 127
Mixed 98
SusWrite 118
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
192% 1.53 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 85 85 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 105
Write 114
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 84.7
71% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
196% 1.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 103 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 75
Write 117
Mixed 86
SusWrite 110
72% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.6
188% 1.67 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 87 87 85 86 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 82.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 86.7
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.67 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 92 103 98 91 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 70.5
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 96.6
61% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
148% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.7
Write 38.2
Mixed 35
SusWrite 41.6
29% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 22,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,198

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