Average Bench: 34.7% (604th of 1015)

Based on 11,624 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 65.3% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB is 26.3%. 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 48.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 62.8 79.1
17.4 Write 48.3 76.4
22 Mixed 37.7 44.2
21.6 SusWrite 57.8 77.9
38% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.27 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 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%
200GB free
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 64 65 65 66 67 MB/s
Read 72.3
Write 32.1
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 65.7
39% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 63 69 76 73 72 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 71.3
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 67.5
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 47.4
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 50.8
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 20 42 52 60 64 MB/s
Read 71.8
Write 68
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 45.7
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
231GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 0 0 18 MB/s
Read 78.2
Write 8.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 21.5
28% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 22 24 26 23 MB/s
Read 27
Write 7
Mixed 10
SusWrite 22
12% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 67%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI EXTREME - $2,712

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $3,346

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Good

3 years ago.

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


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