Average Bench: 55.3% (243rd of 984)

Based on 8,915 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 44.7% 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 1.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 27%. 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 71.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Read 97.7 122
69.5 Write 94.8 118
23.5 Mixed 71.7 111
65.8% 88.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.49 0.68
0.52 4K Write 1.48 1.86
0.15 4K Mixed 0.42 0.62
94.6% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 119
Mixed 119
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.52
122% 1.07 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 107
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.27
63% 0.51 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: CC44
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 113
Write 107
Mixed 31.9
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.27
76% 0.7 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: CC66 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 70.9
72% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.46
99% 0.85 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 63.8
66% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.33
66% 0.55 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: HP34
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 105
Write 91.8
Mixed 23.7
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.54
113% 0.94 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.9
Write 93.8
Mixed 29.7
54% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.34
84% 0.78 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: CC44
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 92.1
Write 89.5
Mixed 30.7
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.18
41% 0.33 MB/s
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $81

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