Average Bench: 41.9% (479th of 1015)

Based on 19,486 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.0% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is 34%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 61.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,486 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 76.4 96.5
22 Write 61.1 95.5
19.5 Mixed 42.1 49.5
25.8 SusWrite 69.6 96.5
45.7% 62.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.07 1.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
130% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 98 97 99 99 MB/s
Read 101
Write 57.1
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 97.4
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 51.2
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 89.1
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 47 50 50 49 74 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 28.6
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 50.3
33% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 0.53 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 35 27 31 47 49 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 18.7
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 36.6
32% 42.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.77 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 31 37 46 45 31 MB/s
Read 67
Write 44
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 37.9
36% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 45 32 23 32 29 MB/s
Read 7.2
Write 18.5
Mixed 11.7
SusWrite 30.7
12% 17 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 47,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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