Average Bench: 33.8% (628th of 1015)

Based on 13,524 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 66.1% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB is 30.8%. 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 37.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 45.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 61.8 78.3
16.3 Write 45.4 75.4
16.9 Mixed 37.2 44.5
16.7 SusWrite 55.9 78.1
36.8% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.25 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
128% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 79 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 75.4
Write 46.3
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 78.1
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 45.9
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 77.1
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 55 56 62 64 65 MB/s
Read 69
Write 33.9
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 60.3
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 56 61 60 59 60 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 65.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 56.2
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 22 17 17 32 52 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 70.2
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 30.8
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.8 0 0 56 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 32.8
Mixed 39
SusWrite 16.4
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 36,971 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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Good

3 years ago.

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


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