Average Bench: 45% (441st of 984)

Based on 7,666 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 54.9% 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 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is just 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 78.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,666 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.7 Read 78.9 92.9
52.8 Write 78.1 96.5
24.2 Mixed 60.7 89.5
54.2% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.49 0.7
0.51 4K Write 1.07 1.33
0.16 4K Mixed 0.33 0.43
76.7% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 84.7
Write 93.2
Mixed 63.8
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.25
72% 0.61 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.3
Write 84.9
Mixed 85.6
65% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.69 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.3
Write 82.6
Mixed 28.9
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.41
91% 0.69 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.7
Write 83.2
Mixed 78
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.37
85% 0.72 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.9
Write 75
Mixed 68.9
57% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.05
4K Mixed 0.29
70% 0.59 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.9
Write 77.5
Mixed 77.7
59% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.37
90% 0.73 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 3.AH
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 74.4
Write 81.4
Mixed 64.7
55% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.33
73% 0.6 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 27.8
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.35
79% 0.61 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.3
Write 70
Mixed 64.5
52% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.07
15% 0.14 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 945 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 23%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

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

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