Average Bench: 41.8% (475th of 1015)

Based on 26,182 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.1% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 61.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.1 Read 75.4 97.3
20.4 Write 61.1 96.1
20 Mixed 41.7 49.8
28.2 SusWrite 70.2 96.5
45.7% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.08 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
131% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 92 91 83 62 62 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 88.8
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 80.6
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 84 69 88 93 92 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 92.8
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 80.1
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 92 83 62 62 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 89.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 80.7
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 43
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 79.1
45% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 64 61 68 70 70 MB/s
Read 89
Write 98.3
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 64.9
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 17 17 16 19 15 MB/s
Read 11.3
Write 14
Mixed 13.3
SusWrite 16.3
10% 13.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 15,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $216

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