Average Bench: 51.1% (294th of 1015)

Based on 96 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250311SV, ST325031 1SV

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3250311SV 250GB averaged 48.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250311SV 250GB is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250311SV 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 96 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.1 Read 92.3 120
42.9 Write 88.4 120
27.7 Mixed 61.2 109
26.2 SusWrite 77.4 114
58.9% 79.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.86 4K Write 1.53 1.89
0.26 4K Mixed 0.61 1
118% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 72 83 110 116 109 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 12.7
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 91.7
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
101% 0.57 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 62 85 85 90 96 MB/s
Read 83
Write 88.8
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 81.5
54% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 43 20 21 52 55 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 56.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 40.5
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.9 4 4.7 5.4 4.6 5.5 MB/s
Read 4.3
Write 3.7
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 4.5
3% 4.18 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
11% 0.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,495,095 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3250311SV 250GB Builds (Compare 9,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $552

Popular ST3250311SV 250GB compatible motherboards:

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