Average Bench: 55.1% (245th of 984)

Based on 6,200 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 44.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 27.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.3 Read 98.1 123
69.6 Write 94 120
22.4 Mixed 69.9 112
65.2% 87.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.48 0.68
0.61 4K Write 1.51 1.89
0.15 4K Mixed 0.42 0.62
94.7% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 118
Write 110
Mixed 104
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.46
103% 0.88 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 105
Write 91.6
Mixed 24
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.32
75% 0.69 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 101
Write 89.6
Mixed 77
67% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.43
89% 0.71 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 95.6
Write 87.3
Mixed 13.6
47% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.42
96% 0.84 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 60.8
Mixed 82.9
60% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.48
98% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 2,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $79

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