Average Bench: 45% (398th of 1015)

Based on 2,014 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion+

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion+ 2TB averaged 55.0% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.05MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion+ 2TB is 52.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion+ 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 71.7 115
18.8 Write 85.5 133
22.2 Mixed 63 93.6
17.3 SusWrite 84.6 132
56.3% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.05 1.9
0.2 4K Write 1.76 3.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.62 1.1
145% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
576GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 94 92 81 95 MB/s
Read 68.7
Write 93.8
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 91.8
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
113% 0.87 MB/s
531GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 87 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 92.8
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 86.5
60% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
117% 0.9 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 86 85 86 87 86 MB/s
Read 59.1
Write 78.7
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 86.4
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
91% 0.8 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 74 63 66 74 74 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 68.2
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 67.4
49% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.4
168% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 40 41 40 39 MB/s
Read 38.4
Write 40.8
Mixed 33.6
SusWrite 39.2
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.6
178% 1.67 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 27 24 27 28 MB/s
Read 26.8
Write 22.7
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 25.1
18% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.4
150% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 24 24 26 26 27 MB/s
Read 13.2
Write 20.9
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 25
15% 20.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Expansion+ 2TB Builds (Compare 81,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $933

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