Average Bench: 41.1% (497th of 1015)

Based on 19,107 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Expansion

Below average average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 58.8% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.26MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 54.1%. 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 55.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 68.6 121
19.5 Write 70.9 133
21.2 Mixed 55.4 97.8
21.4 SusWrite 74 127
49.7% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.95 1.9
0.8 4K Write 2.26 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 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%
662GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 102 99 96 93 97 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 124
Mixed 102
SusWrite 98.8
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
157% 1.33 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 30 31 32 32 33 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 28.5
Mixed 26
SusWrite 31.5
21% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
176% 1.7 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 26 27 29 28 MB/s
Read 23.5
Write 24.7
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 26.7
19% 25.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.8
196% 1.73 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 0637
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 24 9.1 MB/s
Read 31.2
Write 25.8
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 17.8
19% 25.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
524GB free
Firmware: 060E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 14 15 15 15 15 MB/s
Read 15
Write 15.5
Mixed 13.7
SusWrite 15.2
11% 14.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,227,917 HDDs tested.

Typical Expansion 1TB Builds (Compare 17,724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,027

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