Average Bench: 49.5% (314th of 1015)

Based on 9,954 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 50.5% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 53.3%. 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 52.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,954 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.5 Read 91.4 124
22.5 Write 85.9 122
19 Mixed 52.6 66.8
25.3 SusWrite 80.8 123
57% 77.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.65 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.83 1
147% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 116 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 118
Write 119
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 116
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 108 109 108 108 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 108
67% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 79 79 79 80 80 MB/s
Read 113
Write 108
Mixed 59
SusWrite 78.8
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 13 26 73 104 92 MB/s
Read 111
Write 87.8
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 55.9
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 58 55 67 60 60 MB/s
Read 107
Write 102
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 58
62% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 70 51 41 74 83 MB/s
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 43
SusWrite 60.1
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 35 51 54 60 52 MB/s
Read 97.6
Write 95
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 48.6
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 73 74 70 76 78 MB/s
Read 66
Write 73.2
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 74.3
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 12,732 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $112

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