Average Bench: 24.9% (155th of 639)

Based on 347 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 231b Model: Seagate Expansion
Poor: 11%Average: 24.9% Great: 42%

Very poor average bench

The Seagate Expansion 1TB averaged 75.0% 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 Write Speed 1.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 51.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Expansion 1TB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Expansion 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 59.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 347 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.7 Read 59.1 104
19.9 Write 51.3 103
20.3 Mixed 42.7 91.1
11.7 SusWrite 51 100
68.1% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.55 4K Write 1.29 1.62
0.15 4K Mixed 0.42 0.8
59.6% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
734GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 94 95 99 95 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 54.6
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 96.1
97% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.9 MB/s
476GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 93 93 93 93 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 62.3
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 92.9
98% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
153GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 49 49 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 108
Write 71.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 49.1
91% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
133GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 45.5
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 66.7
73% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
66% 0.8 MB/s
129GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 60 62 60 64 64 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 24
Mixed 38
SusWrite 61.1
60% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
59% 0.7 MB/s
201GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 34.5
Write 30
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 32
42% 31.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
617GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 21 21 21 22 MB/s
Read 22.5
Write 20.8
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 21.6
29% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
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