Average Bench: 35% (604th of 1015)

Based on 9,211 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 64.9% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB is 22.7%. 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 37.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 48.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,211 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.4 Read 63.7 78.7
17.6 Write 48.4 75.8
22.3 Mixed 37.8 44.3
24.2 SusWrite 58.2 78
38.3% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.31 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
133% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
230GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 70 76 75 76 76 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 69.5
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 72.6
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 70 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 43
Mixed 42
SusWrite 70.1
42% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 69 69 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 42.8
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 67.3
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 52 56 57 53 53 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 78
Mixed 38
SusWrite 53.1
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 51 52 52 51 MB/s
Read 73.9
Write 75.4
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 51.1
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 51 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 18.8
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 51.9
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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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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Good

2 years ago.

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


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