Average Bench: 36.3% (609th of 995)

Based on 2,276 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 63.7% 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 Write Speed 1.3MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.1 Read 64 76.3
41.6 Write 62.3 76.7
21.5 Mixed 49.6 71.4
43.9% 58.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.51 0.68
0.75 4K Write 1.3 1.81
0.2 4K Mixed 0.33 0.42
81.4% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
10GB free
Firmware: 3.CH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 71.7
Mixed 32.6
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.25
85% 0.87 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 74
Write 72.5
Mixed 56.2
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.41
88% 0.63 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Read 75.1
Write 68.8
Mixed 65.8
53% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.33
82% 0.67 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 67.2
Mixed 62.6
50% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.78 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 68.4
Mixed 62.7
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.24
70% 0.69 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 64.5
Mixed 58.9
47% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.37
89% 0.75 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 58.7
Write 54.6
Mixed 59.4
44% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.42
72% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,299,772 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 25%
Workstation 17%

System: HP xw4400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $86

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