Average Bench: 52.9% (277th of 1015)

Based on 105 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 2TB averaged 47.0% 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 Read Speed 1.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.53MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 2TB is 58.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 87.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.4 Read 89 135
18.8 Write 87.1 125
23.5 Mixed 68.3 93.7
19.1 SusWrite 95.1 131
62.7% 84.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.41 2.1
0.2 4K Write 2.53 3.4
0.15 4K Mixed 0.38 0.8
148% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 129 131 128 130 131 MB/s
Read 136
Write 109
Mixed 76
SusWrite 128
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
205% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 129 129 131 132 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97.2
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 128
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.3
169% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 127 129 129 130 128 MB/s
Read 101
Write 116
Mixed 93.7
SusWrite 127
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.2
145% 1.7 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 124 125 126 124 126 MB/s
Read 104
Write 97.2
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 124
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
165% 1.43 MB/s
749GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 117 118 118 113 113 MB/s
Read 109
Write 126
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 114
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.2
151% 1.63 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 117 110 113 118 122 MB/s
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 115
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.2
124% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,766,589 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 2TB Builds (Compare 14,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,520

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