Average Bench: 43.6% (434th of 1015)

Based on 3,921 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ 1TB averaged 56.3% 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 Read Speed 0.92MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion+ 1TB is 55.1%. 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 57.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,921 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 70.8 119
22 Write 76.6 132
22.7 Mixed 57.1 87.8
21.5 SusWrite 80.8 131
52.6% 71.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.92 1.7
0.3 4K Write 1.74 3.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 1
142% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
389GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 129 128 126 125 MB/s
Read 120
Write 123
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 128
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.33 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 111 110 104 74 MB/s
Read 104
Write 125
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 104
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1.1
170% 0.8 MB/s
630GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 95 96 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 106
Write 75.8
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 93.5
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.27 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 96 94 100 103 101 MB/s
Read 52.9
Write 91.6
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 97.9
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
60% 0.67 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 37.7
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 39.4
27% 36.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.93 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 38 37 MB/s
Read 31.2
Write 38
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 38
25% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.3
124% 1.4 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 34 34 34 34 34 MB/s
Read 30
Write 32.3
Mixed 29.7
SusWrite 33.4
23% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
126% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,761,102 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion+ 1TB Builds (Compare 113,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $973

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