Average Bench: 28.3% (800th of 1015)

Based on 2,227 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250824AS, ST325082 4AS, ST325082 4A, ST325082 ST3250824AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB averaged 71.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 36.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.1 Read 51.6 64.4
15.2 Write 36.2 60.8
20.9 Mixed 35.7 43.5
23.2 SusWrite 46.9 63.8
31.5% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.05 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
122% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 64 57 57 65 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 30.5
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 59.1
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 52
Write 26.3
Mixed 39
SusWrite 55.3
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 42
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 40.8
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.67 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 36 36 37 37 MB/s
Read 62.1
Write 38.7
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 36.6
32% 43.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
114% 0.63 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 46 45 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 47.9
Mixed 34
SusWrite 45.1
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 3.2 21 43 54 59 MB/s
Read 58.4
Write 53.5
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 30.8
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical ST3250824AS 250GB Builds (Compare 668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 22%
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Desktop 27%
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Workstation
Workstation 17%
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Motherboard: Asus P5B-Deluxe

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $310

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