Average Bench: 35.7% (616th of 1010)

Based on 2,860 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 64.3% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.32MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,860 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.8 Read 63.6 76.2
30.9 Write 58.6 75.9
21.8 Mixed 47.4 70.8
31.4 SusWrite 55.9 76.4
41.7% 56.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.86 4K Write 1.32 1.82
0.21 4K Mixed 0.46 0.9
99.1% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
157GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 75 76 77 77 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 46.5
Mixed 43
SusWrite 76.1
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 68 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 56.2
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 66
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 71 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 69
Write 48
Mixed 40
SusWrite 71.2
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.93 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 64.8
Write 50.5
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 73.6
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 65 62 64 66 67 MB/s
Read 72
Write 65
Mixed 40
SusWrite 64.1
44% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 69 69 68 70 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 46.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 68
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 47 47 47 48 48 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 47
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 47.6
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 42 40 51 58 56 MB/s
Read 54
Write 60.2
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 47.7
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 27,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $368

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