Average Bench: 42.3% (471st of 1015)

Based on 7,803 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 32.5%. 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 59.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 Read 76.6 96.8
21.3 Write 59.4 91.6
23.2 Mixed 42.3 49.5
33.8 SusWrite 70.6 96.6
45.7% 62.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.09 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
133% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 98 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 101
Write 58.5
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 97
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 96 99 98 98 99 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 58.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 95.7
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 64 58 58 58 72 MB/s
Read 95
Write 56.5
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 60.4
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 57 57 57 61 58 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 39.5
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 58.1
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 74 74 88 82 90 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 79.7
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 78
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 82 77 88 78 88 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 30.5
Mixed 40
SusWrite 81.1
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 41 40 40 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 71.2
Mixed 19.4
SusWrite 40.2
38% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 59 19 16 12 MB/s
Read 65
Write 31.3
Mixed 39
SusWrite 37.7
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 18 18 17 MB/s
Read 19.1
Write 16.5
Mixed 14.4
SusWrite 17.2
12% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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