Average Bench: 44.2% (418th of 1015)

Based on 3,523 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ 1TB averaged 55.7% 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 Read Speed 0.94MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion+ 1TB is 52.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion+ 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,523 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.4 Read 70.3 115
23.5 Write 81.2 131
22.3 Mixed 60.1 90.5
22.4 SusWrite 83.5 130
54.5% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.94 1.9
0.3 4K Write 1.79 3.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.67 1.1
146% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
510GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 129 130 130 127 MB/s
Read 112
Write 121
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 128
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.37 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 121 121 113 63 64 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 115
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 100
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1
146% 0.67 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 105 107 103 98 MB/s
Read 76
Write 106
Mixed 77
SusWrite 102
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 1.07 MB/s
705GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 70 71 70 69 71 MB/s
Read 104
Write 73.2
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 69
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
647GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 76 93 98 98 90 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 75.2
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 89.9
59% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.6
166% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,679,148 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion+ 1TB Builds (Compare 93,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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