Average Bench: 56% (239th of 984)

Based on 3,680 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 43.9% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,680 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.4 Read 99.5 122
71 Write 95.8 120
23.2 Mixed 75.4 114
67.4% 90.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 0.46 0.66
0.63 4K Write 1.48 1.89
0.15 4K Mixed 0.41 0.61
91.7% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 114
Mixed 31.4
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.35
82% 0.77 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: JC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 36.4
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.51
114% 0.93 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: HP63 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 94.9
Mixed 23.1
54% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.31
69% 0.59 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90
Write 91.1
Mixed 91.9
69% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.78 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.6
Write 90.9
Mixed 73.6
61% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.39
90% 0.79 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: JC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.2
Write 73.1
Mixed 68.5
56% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.56
103% 0.8 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: JC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.3
Write 69
Mixed 65
52% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.39
79% 0.68 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 3,354 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $178

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