Average Bench: 41.6% (489th of 1015)

Based on 7,032 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3250310AS, MAXTOR S TM3250310AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.3% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB is 34.3%. 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 42.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,032 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.8 Read 76.2 97.5
24.5 Write 58.3 91.3
21.9 Mixed 42.2 49.5
27.1 SusWrite 68.7 95.9
45.1% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.09 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.76 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%
151GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 90 90 90 89 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 50.2
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 88.7
50% 68.6 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 88 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 52.7
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 87
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 77 77 37 55 MB/s
Read 98
Write 95.2
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 66.3
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 63 62 63 64 MB/s
Read 88.3
Write 85.3
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 62.7
51% 70 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 59 53 81 61 82 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 81.1
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 62.7
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,195,128 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 41,725 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $527

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