Average Bench: 42.2% (474th of 1015)

Based on 7,460 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3250310AS, MAXTOR S TM3250310AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB averaged 57.7% 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 33.4%. 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 42.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 76.2 95.5
21.6 Write 58 92.1
21.2 Mixed 42.1 49.8
29.8 SusWrite 70.9 95.6
45.4% 61.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.58 4K Write 1.08 1.4
0.38 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%
180GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 83 83 83 84 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 51
Mixed 50
SusWrite 83.1
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 87 84 88 88 MB/s
Read 80.8
Write 43.5
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 86.3
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 64 63 65 71 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 86.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 65.1
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 71 71 80 65 47 MB/s
Read 79.1
Write 82.2
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 66.5
47% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 65
Write 36.7
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 69.7
39% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 18 36 66 75 77 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 54.1
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
122% 0.7 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 86 22 0 0 65 MB/s
Read 85.2
Write 84.8
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 42.6
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 2.7 2.8 12 3 2.6 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 18.5
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 4.6
17% 22.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 6.9 19 13 13 17 MB/s
Read 29.3
Write 37.3
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 14
20% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
53% 0.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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