Average Bench: 49.1% (328th of 1010)

Based on 5,398 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 50.8% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 55.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.8 Read 90.8 123
15.2 Write 84.1 123
18.1 Mixed 51.3 66
22.5 SusWrite 80.4 122
56.2% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.64 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.82 1
146% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 101 102 102 106 107 MB/s
Read 111
Write 101
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 102
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 107 110 107 108 109 MB/s
Read 108
Write 107
Mixed 59
SusWrite 105
69% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 67 46 84 81 76 MB/s
Read 111
Write 102
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 66.8
62% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 54 63 67 71 71 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 82.2
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 62.9
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 39 59 58 64 63 MB/s
Read 45
Write 43.8
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 56.3
32% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 11 7.8 12 19 14 MB/s
Read 28.4
Write 66
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 12.2
23% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 30 36 34 16 14 MB/s
Read 4
Write 11.2
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 24.8
10% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 5,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $210

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