Average Bench: 49.5% (317th of 1015)

Based on 13,269 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 51.1%. 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 52.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,269 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 91.8 125
22.7 Write 85 122
19.8 Mixed 52.9 66.2
24.2 SusWrite 80.4 124
57% 77.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.9 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%
231GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 121 124 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 56
SusWrite 120
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 103 105 113 115 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 107
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 114 114 115 115 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 114
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 101 102 103 103 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 93.4
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 93.4
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 85 82 77 76 105 MB/s
Read 90.9
Write 93.4
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 87.5
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 85 81 78 84 85 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 83.6
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 78 75 73 23 16 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 79.8
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 55
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 90 83 77 29 48 MB/s
Read 61.5
Write 60.9
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 68.2
42% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 17 9.8 14 22 26 MB/s
Read 26.2
Write 26.8
Mixed 13.3
SusWrite 17.1
15% 20.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 6,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $101

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