Average Bench: 40.3% (503rd of 1015)

Based on 25,983 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 59.7% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.25MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 65.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.7 Read 65.7 115
21.5 Write 73.4 134
20.8 Mixed 56.6 98.5
22.7 SusWrite 74 127
49.8% 67.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.96 1.9
0.68 4K Write 2.25 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.61 0.9
150% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
514GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 94 93 94 91 MB/s
Read 95
Write 115
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 91.5
71% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.5 MB/s
497GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 90 89 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 86
Write 64.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 88.6
54% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 90 92 91 91 90 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 64
Mixed 54
SusWrite 89.9
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
499GB free
Firmware: 0706
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 85 86 85 86 85 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 69.6
Mixed 47
SusWrite 85.8
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
682GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 67 64 63 63 64 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 114
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 63.5
67% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.8
128% 0.63 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 1805
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 54 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 37.7
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 52.7
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 28,875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $520

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