Average Bench: 55.7% (263rd of 1002)

Based on 4,644 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 44.3% 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 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 26.4%. 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 75.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.4 Read 99.2 121
68.5 Write 94.9 119
23.6 Mixed 75.3 111
67.1% 89.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.46 0.67
0.57 4K Write 1.49 1.88
0.15 4K Mixed 0.4 0.61
91.3% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
216GB free
Firmware: JC47
4KALIGNED
Read 122
Write 118
Mixed 116
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.51
117% 1 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: HP63 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 112
Mixed 110
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.47
108% 0.95 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: HP61 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 110
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.44
110% 0.96 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 98.9
Mixed 91.6
74% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.39
87% 0.76 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.6
Write 79
Mixed 80
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.34
93% 0.86 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 4,319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $185

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