Average Bench: 34.1% (634th of 1015)

Based on 9,005 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250820AS, ST325082 ST3250820AS, ST325082 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB averaged 65.8% 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 0.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB is 29.5%. 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 37.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.7MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 9,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.3 Read 62.5 78.3
15.1 Write 46.7 75.1
16.3 Mixed 37.1 44.3
14.1 SusWrite 56.3 77.6
37.3% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.5 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%
168GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 72 68 72 72 68 MB/s
Read 73
Write 36.8
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 70.2
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 61 67 64 69 69 MB/s
Read 70
Write 37.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 62.6
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 56 23 35 59 61 MB/s
Read 76.1
Write 50.2
Mixed 39.4
SusWrite 44.4
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 47 49 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 66.6
Write 65.4
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 48.5
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 55 57 56 53 MB/s
Read 49
Write 48.8
Mixed 32
SusWrite 53.9
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 55 58 53 52 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 45.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 53.5
33% 44.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 50 52 55 54 50 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 43.7
Mixed 30
SusWrite 51.4
32% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
9,005 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,481,561 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $231 day
Send price feedback
Typical ST3250820AS 250GB Builds (Compare 609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell DXP061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $212

Popular ST3250820AS 250GB systems:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Your
opinion?
1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $55
Intel Core i5-9600K $238Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $288Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $603SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback