Average Bench: 49.8% (310th of 1015)

Based on 12,129 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312AS, ST325031 ST3250312AS, ST325031 2AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB averaged 50.1% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB is 54.1%. 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 52.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,129 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.4 Read 92.4 125
23.2 Write 87.4 123
19 Mixed 52.7 66.3
23.6 SusWrite 81 124
57.6% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.66 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.83 1
148% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 121 125 124 126 126 MB/s
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 124
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 101 100 92 83 MB/s
Read 119
Write 99
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 95.4
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 104 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 97.1
Write 98.5
Mixed 51.4
SusWrite 104
64% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 89 92 93 93 96 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 86.5
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 89.9
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 97 96 95 97 MB/s
Read 73
Write 65.3
Mixed 47.1
SusWrite 96.1
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 34 14 17 51 97 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 64.2
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 41.6
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 17 7 6.8 24 43 MB/s
Read 6
Write 12.9
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 20.7
10% 13.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312AS 250GB Builds (Compare 4,413 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $130

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