Average Bench: 47.7% (355th of 1015)

Based on 23,761 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 52.2% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 53.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.9 Read 88 122
18.7 Write 84.1 120
18.7 Mixed 50.5 64.2
23.5 SusWrite 78.2 120
55.2% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.64 4K Write 1.63 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.85 1
149% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 87 92 99 93 MB/s
Read 124
Write 90.4
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 83
65% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 84 86 93 94 MB/s
Read 89
Write 87.6
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 88.4
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H4LS
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 55 36 61 74 96 MB/s
Read 117
Write 121
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 57.4
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 80 91 96 98 102 MB/s
Read 84.2
Write 93.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 90
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 80 79 71 66 71 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 55.5
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 72.8
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 45 48 51 44 45 MB/s
Read 99.1
Write 108
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 45
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
163% 1.07 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 26 24 44 64 56 MB/s
Read 62
Write 61.8
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 39.6
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 13 11 13 12 MB/s
Read 2.8
Write 9.3
Mixed 2.3
SusWrite 11.8
5% 6.55 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 6,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $94

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