Average Bench: 28% (804th of 1015)

Based on 2,364 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250824AS, ST325082 4AS, ST325082 4A, ST325082 ST3250824AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB averaged 72.0% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB is 20.7%. 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 35.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 Read 50.9 64.3
15 Write 36.2 60.2
20.6 Mixed 35.5 43.1
23.2 SusWrite 46.4 63.6
31.2% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.44 4K Write 1.03 1.4
0.34 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
121% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
226GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 64 63 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 31
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 63
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.ADH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 63 60 64 62 MB/s
Read 63
Write 60.3
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 62.3
41% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 3.ADH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 57 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 63
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 57.3
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 43 42 42 MB/s
Read 62
Write 38.5
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 42.1
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 3.ADH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 44.8
Write 45
Mixed 34.9
SusWrite 56.2
33% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 48 47 48 48 47 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 22.5
Mixed 37
SusWrite 47.2
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 44.3
Write 19.3
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 43
26% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 41 41 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.8
Write 41.2
Mixed 32
SusWrite 40.8
29% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical ST3250824AS 250GB Builds (Compare 709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 22%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
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Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5B-Deluxe

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $354

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