Average Bench: 35% (603rd of 1015)

Based on 80 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 750GB averaged 65.0% 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 0.39MB/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 42.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 53.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 80 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.1 Read 62.5 106
21.7 Write 53.9 93.9
12.2 Mixed 42.7 79.7
16.1 SusWrite 65.1 111
41.3% 56 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.44 0.7
0.29 4K Write 1.2 1.92
0.1 4K Mixed 0.39 0.8
84.2% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
467GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 93
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 89.3
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.93 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 81 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 87.2
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 80.8
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 74 76 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 52.1
Write 47.2
Mixed 33
SusWrite 74
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 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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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,475,455 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 750GB Builds (Compare 2,677 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: 29% - Poor Total price: $285

Popular Expansion 750GB systems:

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