Average Bench: 34.8% (601st of 1015)

Based on 13,749 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 65.2% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB is 25.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 38.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 47.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 64 78.4
17.3 Write 47.3 75.7
23.4 Mixed 38.3 44.2
21.9 SusWrite 56.9 77.9
38% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.29 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
132% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
228GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 76 77 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 76.3
Write 44.6
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 77.1
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 57 71 64 58 66 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 66.2
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 60.5
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 69 67 69 68 MB/s
Read 65.4
Write 67.5
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 68.1
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 40 57 64 73 71 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 20.6
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 55.2
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 28.9
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 62.6
36% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 61 64 63 63 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 23.1
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 62.6
32% 43.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
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AmazonUS $3021 days
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Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 41,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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Good

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It was good HDD back in 2010, but not enough today.


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