Average Bench: 45.1% (439th of 984)

Based on 8,914 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 54.8% 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 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is 20.6%. 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 60.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 78MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,914 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.8 Read 79.1 93.5
54.2 Write 78 96.7
23.6 Mixed 60.7 89.8
54.3% 72.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.49 0.7
0.47 4K Write 1.06 1.35
0.16 4K Mixed 0.33 0.43
76.8% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 98.1
Mixed 88.7
70% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.39
96% 0.82 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 4.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 86.8
Mixed 83.4
64% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.41
93% 0.72 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 82.9
Write 87.5
Mixed 26.1
48% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.43
98% 0.77 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 4.ADA
Read 82.2
Write 82.5
Mixed 29
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.34
81% 0.67 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 74.2
Mixed 69
55% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.27
56% 0.43 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 69
Mixed 77.3
57% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.32
72% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,204,672 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 15%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $91

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