Average Bench: 41.5% (476th of 1015)

Based on 51,818 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 58.4% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 50.2%. 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 67.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,818 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 67.1 110
20.4 Write 70.6 128
22.2 Mixed 57.9 97.5
21 SusWrite 77.2 128
50.4% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.91 1.9
0.3 4K Write 1.97 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
145% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
847GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 103 105 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 66.3
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 103
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 82 78 100 100 102 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 78.7
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 92.2
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 90 92 90 89 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 97.3
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 89
63% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 1 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 65 68 58 MB/s
Read 88.9
Write 83.2
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 65.1
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.83 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 81 81 80 81 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 93.9
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 80.5
56% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
853GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 63 56 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 40.6
Write 69.1
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 63
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
45% 0.23 MB/s
579GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 35.9
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 41.5
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
206% 1.97 MB/s
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Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 71,543 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $659

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