Average Bench: 51.4% (293rd of 1015)

Based on 9,224 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 48.5% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 48.9%. 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 53.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 96.2 125
23.6 Write 87 122
26.3 Mixed 53.6 66.1
30.5 SusWrite 82.8 124
58.7% 79.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.87 4K Write 1.68 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
151% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 79 96 98 94 MB/s
Read 112
Write 102
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 82.6
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 101 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 90.6
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 101
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 67 78 73 90 69 MB/s
Read 97
Write 96
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 74.7
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 46 44 68 83 80 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 100
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 62.2
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 58 53 20 14 4.1 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 44.5
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 29.2
31% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 78 28 32 48 51 MB/s
Read 11.8
Write 26.3
Mixed 18.1
SusWrite 47.1
19% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 11,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $100

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