Average Bench: 36.5% (583rd of 1010)

Based on 19 user benchmarks.  Model: SEAGATE ST3250620NS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620NS 250GB averaged 63.5% 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 0.31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.02MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620NS 250GB is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250620NS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.2 Read 64.9 76.9
39.3 Write 62.1 78.9
15.9 Mixed 44.5 72.5
52.7 SusWrite 52.7 52.7
41.3% 56 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.43 0.69
0.29 4K Write 1.02 1.46
0.13 4K Mixed 0.31 0.5
71.4% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AQMZ Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 76.8
Mixed 72.5
57% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.4
93% 0.73 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AQNZ Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 74.1
Write 62.2
Mixed 27.3
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.35
84% 0.72 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 3.AQNZ Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 69.1
Mixed 56.7
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.29
71% 0.64 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.APPZ Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 68.4
Write 63.1
Mixed 57.9
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.61
4K Mixed 0.23
43% 0.33 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 3.APPZ Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 61.1
Mixed 60.1
46% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.28
76% 0.67 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AQNZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 49 59 57 59 53 MB/s
Read 55
Write 52.5
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 52.7
37% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AQNZ Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 52.4
Mixed 24.8
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.29
4K Mixed 0.13
25% 0.18 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,788,389 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3250620NS 250GB Builds (Compare 6,789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $215

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