Average Bench: 58.2% (230th of 1002)

more Based on 7,475 user benchmarks.  Models: ST250DM000-1BD141, ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM000-1SB10, ST250DM000-1BC141, ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM0 00-1BD141, ST250DM0 00-1BC141, ST250DM000-1SB10B

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB averaged 41.7% 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. Sequential Read Speed 102MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,475 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.1 Read 102 126
72.6 Write 101 126
16 Mixed 80.6 117
70.7% 94.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.47 0.69
0.61 4K Write 1.23 1.88
0.18 4K Mixed 0.46 0.76
93.7% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 71.5
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.58
113% 0.79 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: KC65 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 129
Mixed 116
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.73
128% 0.84 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 119
Mixed 115
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.53
103% 0.73 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 110
Mixed 99.8
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.61
112% 0.76 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 107
Mixed 32.2
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.56
109% 0.74 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: KC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 96.5
Mixed 31.2
60% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.32
84% 0.7 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 105
Mixed 25
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.38
90% 0.7 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: KC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.4
Write 68
Mixed 80.6
57% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.63
92% 0.56 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71
Write 74.7
Mixed 62.6
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.38
82% 0.62 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 5,990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $272

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