Average Bench: 36.5% (589th of 984)

Based on 2,008 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 63.4% 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 Write Speed 1.31MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is just 18.6%. 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 49.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.7 Read 64.4 76.4
40.8 Write 62.8 77.3
21 Mixed 49.2 71.2
44% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.51 0.69
0.68 4K Write 1.31 1.81
0.19 4K Mixed 0.33 0.42
81.6% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71
Write 65.6
Mixed 26.7
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.84 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.8
Write 60.8
Mixed 23.8
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.21
44% 0.37 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.5
Write 47.4
Mixed 58.8
46% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.79 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.4
Write 50.8
Mixed 27
33% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.31
74% 0.62 MB/s
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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 97 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP xw4400 Workstation

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

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