Average Bench: 33.8% (655th of 1010)

Based on 2,991 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250620AS, ST325062 0A, ST325062 0AS, ST325062 ST3250620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB averaged 66.1% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.37MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB is 23.1%. 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 39MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,991 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 Read 60.8 75.9
22.3 Write 49.1 74.6
25.3 Mixed 39 46.8
28.6 SusWrite 56.3 76.4
37.8% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.37 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
126% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 64.8
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 76.3
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 67 67 67 68 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 50.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 67.5
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 72 72 73 73 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 43.6
Mixed 42.1
SusWrite 72.9
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 68 44 68 69 70 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 67.8
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 63.1
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 32 61 63 70 67 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 77.9
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 56.6
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.87 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 74 74 73 74 MB/s
Read 50
Write 29
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 73.4
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 50 50 51 51 MB/s
Read 66.2
Write 45.2
Mixed 42.9
SusWrite 50.5
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 45 37 46 45 46 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 70.7
Mixed 45
SusWrite 42.9
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3250620AS 250GB Builds (Compare 27,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $553

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