Average Bench: 49.1% (320th of 1015)

Based on 27,291 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 50.8% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 50.5%. 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 51MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,291 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.1 Read 90.2 125
18.2 Write 82.9 120
19.1 Mixed 51 64.6
23.3 SusWrite 80.7 122
55.9% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.65 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.86 1
151% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 102 113 116 114 MB/s
Read 113
Write 124
Mixed 61
SusWrite 99.6
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 69 100 105 95 MB/s
Read 114
Write 105
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 78.6
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 93.6
Mixed 56.6
SusWrite 94.5
62% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 68 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 72.4
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 67.8
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 76 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 64.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 76.7
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 64 78 94 40 72 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 71.5
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 67.5
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 7,239 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $66

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