Average Bench: 40.7% (496th of 1015)

Based on 30,282 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 59.2% 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 Write Speed 2.06MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 66.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,282 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.6 Read 66.2 114
19.3 Write 70.5 132
19.7 Mixed 55.8 97.1
17.8 SusWrite 75.2 128
49.5% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.9 1.9
0.3 4K Write 2.06 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 1
145% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 133 131 130 129 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 114
Mixed 62
SusWrite 130
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
154% 1.23 MB/s
754GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 93 97 111 100 108 MB/s
Read 100
Write 118
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 105
63% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.1
88% 1.03 MB/s
754GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 99 72 107 118 114 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 66
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 102
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.23 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 32.5
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 38.9
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
710GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 40 42 41 40 41 MB/s
Read 35.1
Write 35.8
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 39.6
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
144% 1.43 MB/s
700GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 35 35 35 35 MB/s
Read 34
Write 33.8
Mixed 30
SusWrite 34.5
24% 33.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 27.3
Write 26.3
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 28.8
20% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.6
166% 1.53 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 24 24 25 24 MB/s
Read 22.6
Write 25.5
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 23.8
18% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.1
112% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 65,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $714

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