Average Bench: 41.8% (479th of 1015)

Based on 7,203 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3250310AS, MAXTOR S TM3250310AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.2% 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 0.77MB/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 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.5 Read 76.4 97.5
20.2 Write 58 90.3
24.5 Mixed 42.3 49.5
32.6 SusWrite 69.1 96.2
45.1% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.61 4K Write 1.1 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
132% 0.83 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: 99 100 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 100
Write 62
Mixed 49
SusWrite 99.9
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 81 82 81 81 83 MB/s
Read 78.4
Write 77.6
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 80.7
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 80 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 48.7
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 78.1
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 80 78 88 86 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 87
Mixed 43
SusWrite 75.4
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
125% 0.67 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 0 0 25 66 62 MB/s
Read 76
Write 46.5
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 33.7
37% 49.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.67 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 31 21 53 58 68 MB/s
Read 64
Write 87.1
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 45.1
45% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 26 30 29 42 39 MB/s
Read 23.6
Write 17.4
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 30.4
17% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,503,746 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 44,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $544

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