Average Bench: 55.4% (240th of 979)

Based on 4,655 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 44.6% 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 1.47MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 25.1%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 Read 98.5 121
68.8 Write 94.4 119
23.5 Mixed 71.6 112
65.8% 88.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.48 0.68
0.5 4K Write 1.47 1.88
0.17 4K Mixed 0.42 0.62
93.9% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 101
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.89 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 102
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.43
100% 0.82 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90
Write 90.1
Mixed 69.9
62% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.38
89% 0.76 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.1
Write 91.4
Mixed 89.8
67% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.55
105% 0.82 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.8
Write 91.4
Mixed 34.3
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.37
79% 0.65 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 68.9
Write 69.3
Mixed 34.7
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.01 MB/s
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Desktop 29%
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Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $328AMD RX 480 $201Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $113SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
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