Average Bench: 49.1% (323rd of 1015)

Based on 39,080 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB is 49.6%. 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 51.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.3 Read 90.3 122
18 Write 81.9 117
19.9 Mixed 51.3 64.6
24.9 SusWrite 80.8 123
55.9% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.65 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.85 1
149% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 102 47 108 101 111 MB/s
Read 121
Write 120
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 88.8
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 110 105 96 49 107 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 87.3
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 91.2
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 65 67 65 64 65 MB/s
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 65.6
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 78 81 80 78 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 88.6
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 79.8
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 34 33 28 38 38 MB/s
Read 95
Write 92.2
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 34.1
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 21 29 35 27 26 MB/s
Read 11.2
Write 11.8
Mixed 13
SusWrite 25.7
11% 15.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Builds (Compare 36,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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