Average Bench: 45.9% (414th of 984)

Based on 6,400 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 54.1% 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 0.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is 20.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 79.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,400 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.5 Read 79.8 93.3
55.9 Write 80 97.4
24.4 Mixed 62.5 90.5
55.4% 74.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.51 0.7
0.51 4K Write 1.09 1.36
0.18 4K Mixed 0.34 0.43
79.2% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
220GB free
Firmware: 4.ADA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 92
Write 100
Mixed 93.7
72% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.8 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 4.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 92.9
Mixed 92
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.25
4K Mixed 0.43
99% 0.79 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 3.AHB Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 77.1
Write 77.3
Mixed 27.4
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.39
85% 0.68 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 75.7
Write 77.9
Mixed 30.9
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.41
90% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,352,959 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 30%
Workstation 18%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

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

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