Average Bench: 34% (620th of 1014)

Based on 5,850 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 66.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.41MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is 23.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,850 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.3 Read 60.5 75.8
17.8 Write 46.7 72.2
24.7 Mixed 39.1 46.6
26.4 SusWrite 57.6 77.3
37.6% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.77 4K Write 1.41 1.93
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
127% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 50 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 36.9
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 50.2
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 40 39 37 39 38 MB/s
Read 41.3
Write 42
Mixed 32
SusWrite 38
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9 9.4 9.1 6.2 7.5 6.3 MB/s
Read 9.2
Write 16.9
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 7.9
8% 11.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,730,159 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 41,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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