Average Bench: 54.7% (248th of 979)

Based on 6,486 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 45.3% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 25.4%. 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,486 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Read 97.2 119
69.9 Write 93.4 118
23.1 Mixed 71.2 112
65.1% 87.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.47 0.68
0.48 4K Write 1.46 1.85
0.14 4K Mixed 0.41 0.61
92.1% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 116
Mixed 32.7
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.39
102% 0.89 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 98.9
Mixed 76.5
73% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.31
73% 0.68 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: CC67 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 104
Mixed 106
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.39
89% 0.78 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.7
Write 79.2
Mixed 66.7
59% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.31
79% 0.76 MB/s
200GB 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 89.4
Mixed 72.5
59% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.37
85% 0.75 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.7
Write 80.9
Mixed 80
61% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.41
92% 0.8 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: 47% - Average Total price: $77

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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