Average Bench: 51.8% (292nd of 1010)

Based on 1,240 user benchmarks.  Models: STM3250318AS, STM32503 18AS, STM32503 STM3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB averaged 48.2% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB is 29.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,240 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Read 92.2 120
60.8 Write 89.7 117
22.6 Mixed 64.3 104
17 SusWrite 78.7 116
59.9% 81.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.67 4K Write 1.52 1.9
0.21 4K Mixed 0.52 1
108% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 83 86 87 87 MB/s
Read 99.1
Write 93.9
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 85.5
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 71 76 90 103 79 MB/s
Read 81
Write 97.3
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 85.5
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 77 81 72 83 88 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 78.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 78.2
51% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 70 54 45 68 70 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 94
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 58.2
52% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 17 12 11 12 19 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 40
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 15.2
33% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,258,322 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250318AS 250GB Builds (Compare 2,061 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FX-GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $453

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