Average Bench: 41.5% (489th of 1015)

Based on 6,539 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3250310AS, MAXTOR S TM3250310AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.5% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.9 Read 75.9 97.2
22.8 Write 58.8 91.3
20.6 Mixed 42.3 50.2
22 SusWrite 68.5 96.5
45.1% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.08 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
131% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 94 95 94 95 MB/s
Read 89.2
Write 56.7
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 94
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 89
Write 80.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 87.2
55% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 84 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 50.3
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 83.6
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 84 85 84 85 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 74.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 83.6
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 62 58 64 58 MB/s
Read 53.7
Write 25.8
Mixed 39
SusWrite 60.3
33% 44.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 39 43 59 56 61 MB/s
Read 39.8
Write 37.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 50.9
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
104% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,628,437 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 38,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $575

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