Average Bench: 27.9% (803rd of 1015)

Based on 3,066 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250824AS, ST325082 4AS, ST325082 4A, ST325082 ST3250824AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB averaged 72.1% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB is 21.9%. 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 35.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.4 Read 50.5 64.2
14.8 Write 35.5 61.2
16.5 Mixed 35 43.2
21.6 SusWrite 46.4 63.5
30.9% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.03 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
120% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 36.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 66
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 51 49 58 55 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 59.2
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 50.4
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 43 44 47 46 MB/s
Read 57.7
Write 54.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 42.4
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 48 51 53 52 MB/s
Read 51.3
Write 23.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 48.2
29% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 3.ADH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 45 44 45 43 45 MB/s
Read 47.2
Write 44.5
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 44
31% 42.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 25 46 48 45 47 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 50.5
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 42.2
33% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 29 52 55 60 54 MB/s
Read 26.7
Write 18.3
Mixed 23.9
SusWrite 48.6
22% 29.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical ST3250824AS 250GB Builds (Compare 855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5B-Deluxe

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $324

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