Average Bench: 34% (634th of 1015)

Based on 13 user benchmarks.  Model: ST250LM0 ST250LM004 HN-M2

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST250LM0 ST250LM004 HN-M2 250GB averaged 65.9% 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 0.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.13MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST250LM0 ST250LM004 HN-M2 250GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST250LM0 ST250LM004 HN-M2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.3 Read 57.8 91.3
13.8 Write 62.1 93
13.3 Mixed 46.6 90.5
30.9 SusWrite 53.4 80.8
40.7% 55 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.28 0.53
0.4 4K Write 1.13 2
0.04 4K Mixed 0.38 0.8
75% 0.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 81 74 92 69 96 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 83.8
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 80.8
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1.03 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 51 50 58 56 58 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 68.3
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 53.2
42% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 39 49 70 62 83 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 90.8
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 55.9
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.8 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 48 53 45 50 55 MB/s
Read 58
Write 51.5
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 49.2
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 35 33 34 36 36 MB/s
Read 9.3
Write 13.8
Mixed 13.3
SusWrite 34
13% 17.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.3 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 31 34 20 10 10 MB/s
Read 13.9
Write 45.1
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 24
18% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,961 HDDs tested.

Typical ST250LM0 ST250LM004 HN-M2 250GB Builds (Compare 615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel powered classmate PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $201

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