Average Bench: 33.8% (624th of 1015)

Based on 16,391 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 66.2% 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 26.8%. 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 37.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 Read 62 77.7
15.5 Write 47 75
20.4 Mixed 37.7 44.3
15.3 SusWrite 55.5 77.5
37.2% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.49 4K Write 1.26 1.7
0.39 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
130% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
217GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 76 76 75 76 MB/s
Read 70.9
Write 68.8
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 75.3
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 45 45 44 45 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 71.3
Mixed 38
SusWrite 44.3
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 67 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 46.9
Write 19.4
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 67.1
31% 41.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 46 47 47 47 46 MB/s
Read 61.5
Write 54.6
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 45.8
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 46 47 47 47 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 26.7
Mixed 36.2
SusWrite 46.8
30% 40.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 41 40 MB/s
Read 55.6
Write 20.6
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 39.9
29% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 1.6 2 1.2 3.5 54 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 46.3
Mixed 32
SusWrite 11.4
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 22 19 23 15 15 MB/s
Read 13.5
Write 34
Mixed 28.6
SusWrite 22
18% 24.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
112% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 52,986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $319

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Good

5 years ago.

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


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