Average Bench: 41.9% (471st of 1015)

Based on 28,929 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 36.1%. 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 42.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 60.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,929 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.9 Read 77.3 97.6
21.4 Write 60.5 95
22.2 Mixed 42.4 50.2
20.8 SusWrite 68.8 95.8
45.8% 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
131% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 79 94 94 95 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 95.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 87.8
60% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 0.87 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 81 89 94 93 96 MB/s
Read 93.7
Write 98.3
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 90.6
60% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 0.87 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 81 86 89 82 85 MB/s
Read 88.3
Write 86
Mixed 45
SusWrite 82.5
55% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 82 84 83 83 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 41.8
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 83.2
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 78 75 79 79 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 33.3
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 76.2
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.9 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 66 87 57 26 25 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 88.3
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 57.4
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 0.53 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 3.AHB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 57 56 58 59 57 MB/s
Read 51.4
Write 20.7
Mixed 34
SusWrite 56.6
30% 40.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 8.8 14 9.5 10 15 MB/s
Read 7.5
Write 20.2
Mixed 8.7
SusWrite 12.1
9% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.2 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.6 5 5.4 5.1 8.4 5.2 MB/s
Read 3.7
Write 4.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 5.6
3% 4.42 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.03 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 23,913 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $323

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