Average Bench: 41.4% (488th of 1015)

Based on 19,563 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310AS, ST325031 ST3250310AS, ST325031 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB averaged 58.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB is 41.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 61.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.4 Read 74.8 97.4
20 Write 61.3 95.8
16.1 Mixed 41.5 49.5
23 SusWrite 69.4 96.1
45.3% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.06 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
130% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
225GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 90 76 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 45.6
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 93
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 84 84 82 84 84 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 39.2
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 83
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 30
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 68
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,435,120 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3250310AS 250GB Builds (Compare 44,656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 22%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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