Average Bench: 40.5% (505th of 1015)

Based on 22,304 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 59.5% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 49.8%. 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 54.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,304 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.5 Read 67 113
22.8 Write 69.3 130
20 Mixed 54.9 98.5
24.9 SusWrite 73.4 123
48.9% 66.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.94 1.9
0.8 4K Write 2.26 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
152% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
801GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 115 115 118 122 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 126
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 117
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.43 MB/s
874GB free
Firmware: 0636
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 99 104 105 105 MB/s
Read 102
Write 72.7
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 103
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 79 79 79 80 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 64.5
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 79.6
55% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 90 94 89 91 MB/s
Read 57
Write 92.2
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 90.4
57% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
184% 1.77 MB/s
593GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 29.1
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 29.5
22% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,495,095 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 18,879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,035

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