Average Bench: 57.7% (234th of 1002)

more Based on 6,791 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 42.2% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 1.36MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 26.5%. 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 75.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,791 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.1 Read 102 124
71.7 Write 99.5 123
14.4 Mixed 75.4 113
68.9% 92.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.47 0.69
0.55 4K Write 1.36 6.09
0.16 4K Mixed 0.46 0.75
96% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 128
Mixed 119
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.57
116% 0.84 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 116
Mixed 115
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.56
113% 0.81 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 104
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.25
67% 0.61 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: HP73 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 97.4
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.21
60% 0.58 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.9
Write 116
Mixed 105
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.54
109% 0.82 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.9
Write 86.8
Mixed 79.1
66% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.43
107% 0.92 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: KC45
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 91
Write 95.3
Mixed 104
73% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.41
79% 0.58 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: KC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.1
Write 98.6
Mixed 84.7
68% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.37
68% 0.51 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92
Write 72.5
Mixed 24.3
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.44
95% 0.69 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 5,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $237

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