Average Bench: 52.6% (289th of 1010)

Based on 4,818 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 47.4% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,818 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.4 Read 94.8 123
30.5 Write 90.2 120
23.4 Mixed 62.8 106
33.7 SusWrite 82.8 125
60.9% 82.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.6 2
0.26 4K Mixed 0.66 1
126% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 95 105 114 117 115 MB/s
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 67
SusWrite 104
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 86 102 105 105 106 MB/s
Read 120
Write 114
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 99.7
71% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 105 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 105
Write 93.7
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 104
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 80 90 86 99 88 MB/s
Read 110
Write 121
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 83.7
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 82 68 98 108 110 MB/s
Read 102
Write 91.9
Mixed 52.9
SusWrite 85.5
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 92 93 93 93 93 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 90.1
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 91.4
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 72 72 72 73 MB/s
Read 96.6
Write 90.7
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 72.4
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 52 54 86 91 93 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 82.2
Mixed 50
SusWrite 73.1
55% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 5,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $186

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