Average Bench: 35.1% (599th of 1015)

Based on 86 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 750GB averaged 64.8% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.21MB/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 42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 54.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 86 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.6 Read 63 105
18.6 Write 54.1 94.5
13.1 Mixed 42 79.7
16.2 SusWrite 64.5 108
41.2% 55.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.44 0.68
0.29 4K Write 1.21 1.95
0.11 4K Mixed 0.41 0.8
85.8% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
379GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 87 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 103
Write 100
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 86.2
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 87.2
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 82.2
52% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 57
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 77.8
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
312GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 73 75 76 74 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 70.8
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 74.4
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 38.7
Write 73.9
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 74
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.63 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 18 18 18 18 MB/s
Read 83
Write 15.5
Mixed 24.3
SusWrite 18
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 33.2
Write 30
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 29.7
22% 29.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 0637
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 30
Write 23.7
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 25.7
18% 24.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 750GB Builds (Compare 2,824 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: 36% - Below average Total price: $291

Popular Expansion 750GB systems:

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