Average Bench: 34.6% (606th of 1015)

Based on 135 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 750GB averaged 65.4% 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.18MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 750GB is 46.6%. 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 53.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 135 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.9 Read 62.3 105
15.3 Write 53.9 100
10.7 Mixed 38.1 76.5
15.7 SusWrite 60.3 108
39.5% 53.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.44 0.7
0.3 4K Write 1.18 1.91
0.13 4K Mixed 0.44 0.8
89.1% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
657GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 105 104 104 106 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 104
63% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 74 73 75 75 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 18.5
Mixed 28
SusWrite 74.4
32% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.43 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 54 44 32 33 28 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 84
Mixed 13.7
SusWrite 43.1
31% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
71% 0.4 MB/s
267GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 39 31 65 MB/s
Read 30.3
Write 39.2
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 42.4
25% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 30 30 30 31 31 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 30
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 29.6
22% 30 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 27 25 MB/s
Read 31.1
Write 23.1
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 26.4
19% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
644GB free
Firmware: 0634
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 29 28 22 26 26 MB/s
Read 24.7
Write 11.3
Mixed 9.8
SusWrite 25.9
13% 17.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
70% 0.6 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 8102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.4 4.8 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 MB/s
Read 4.8
Write 4.5
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 5.1
4% 4.72 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,237,452 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 750GB Builds (Compare 5,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $385

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