Average Bench: 50.4% (302nd of 1015)

Based on 47,366 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 49.5% 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 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 50.4%. 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 52.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,366 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 92.8 125
19.7 Write 84.2 121
21.3 Mixed 52.7 64.8
23.4 SusWrite 82.7 123
57.3% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.66 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.87 1
152% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 100 99 97 90 95 MB/s
Read 106
Write 37
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 94.3
53% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 87 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 92.8
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 84.5
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 86 87 89 89 92 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 29.7
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 87.4
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 90.5
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 88.5
61% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 78 51 83 78 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 91.8
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 76.8
57% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 26 56 82 102 80 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 63
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 13 14 24 13 15 MB/s
Read 37.1
Write 40.4
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 15.7
24% 31.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 46,266 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: $331

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