Average Bench: 48.1% (344th of 1015)

Based on 26,112 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250318AS, ST325031 8AS, ST325031 ST3250318AS, Seagate ST3250318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB averaged 51.9% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 55.9%. 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 49.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,112 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.1 Read 88.9 124
18.7 Write 83.1 121
15.2 Mixed 49.9 64.5
18.3 SusWrite 78.4 122
55.1% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.61 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.84 1
147% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 130
Write 120
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 121
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 123 124 123 125 MB/s
Read 125
Write 121
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 124
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 109 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 109
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 40 49 57 77 64 MB/s
Read 70.1
Write 46.6
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 52.9
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 15 17 13 21 19 MB/s
Read 39
Write 46.3
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 16
26% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.9 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 13 17 22 22 21 MB/s
Read 12.3
Write 21.4
Mixed 20.3
SusWrite 18.1
14% 18 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 6,376 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: 25% - Poor Total price: $65

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