Average Bench: 55.5% (264th of 1002)

Based on 12,306 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 44.4% 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 0.42MB/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 25.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,306 samples)
Min Avg Max
74 Read 98.5 121
69.3 Write 94.9 118
22.6 Mixed 71.1 112
65.8% 88.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.49 0.68
0.7 4K Write 1.51 1.89
0.2 4K Mixed 0.42 0.61
95% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 121
Mixed 51.1
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.49
116% 1.02 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 28.8
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.44
101% 0.87 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 111
Mixed 104
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.41
98% 0.86 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 95.1
Mixed 74.8
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.37
88% 0.74 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 96.1
Mixed 96.7
75% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.86 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.1
Write 93.4
Mixed 25.7
52% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 0.29
4K Mixed 0.12
26% 0.19 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.3
Write 100
Mixed 105
74% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.35
86% 0.78 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: CC46
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 99.4
Write 79.5
Mixed 89.7
68% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.42
98% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 2,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $84

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