Average Bench: 34.3% (628th of 1015)

Based on 4,085 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 65.7% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.38MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 48.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 Read 61.9 75.8
23.8 Write 48.7 74.9
27.4 Mixed 39.6 46.6
27.6 SusWrite 57.2 76.4
38.2% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.38 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
130% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 65 65 65 64 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 71.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 64.7
47% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 47 52 54 54 53 MB/s
Read 60.7
Write 58.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 50
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 57 58 57 57 MB/s
Read 46.7
Write 29.3
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 56.1
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.03 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 50 49 49 51 50 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 48.8
Mixed 29
SusWrite 49.2
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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