Average Bench: 34.4% (620th of 1015)

Based on 73 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 750GB averaged 65.5% 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 0.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 750GB is 42.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 750GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 73 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 61.8 107
20.3 Write 52.5 94.2
11.8 Mixed 43.4 81.2
16.1 SusWrite 64.1 114
40.9% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.43 0.7
0.28 4K Write 1.2 1.93
0.08 4K Mixed 0.38 0.8
82.7% 0.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
615GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 113 113 112 113 MB/s
Read 117
Write 86
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 112
69% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
571GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 96 96 97 97 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 62.1
Mixed 54
SusWrite 96.3
57% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 86 87 87 86 MB/s
Read 73.1
Write 42.9
Mixed 44
SusWrite 85.2
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 69.2
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 74.1
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
332GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 39 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 40.2
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 40.2
24% 33.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,139,140 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 750GB Builds (Compare 2,491 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP ProBook 4540s

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $316

Popular Expansion 750GB systems:

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