Average Bench: 38.1% (547th of 1015)

Based on 17,718 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 61.8% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 49.5%. 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 61.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.2 Read 61.9 107
17.5 Write 66 131
16.9 Mixed 53.2 98.5
18.1 SusWrite 70.3 124
46.5% 62.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.9 1.8
0.56 4K Write 2.27 3.4
0.1 4K Mixed 0.6 0.9
146% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
642GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 112 115 116 116 117 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 99.5
Mixed 86
SusWrite 109
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.6
168% 1.6 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 92 91 91 93 93 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 58.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 90.8
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 59 58 60 60 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 73.1
Mixed 84.4
SusWrite 58.5
48% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.1
105% 1.3 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 1805
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.7
Write 32
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 41.8
28% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 1808
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 32 29 30 35 43 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 10.3
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 34.3
23% 31.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
57% 0.4 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 43 42 25 21 21 MB/s
Read 44.9
Write 72.9
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 32.1
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.3
102% 1.17 MB/s
537GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 33.3
Write 27.6
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 29.9
22% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 25 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 19.4
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 26.2
19% 25.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 29 29 30 29 MB/s
Read 27.9
Write 25.7
Mixed 25.6
SusWrite 29.5
20% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
75% 0.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,628,437 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 10,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 20378

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