Average Bench: 42.8% (459th of 1015)

Based on 1,303 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312CS, ST325031 ST3250312CS, ST325031 2CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312CS 250GB averaged 57.2% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312CS 250GB is 47.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250312CS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,303 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.3 Read 78.1 107
16.7 Write 77 106
15.3 Mixed 45.4 81.2
19.1 SusWrite 68.5 107
49.4% 67.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.48 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
119% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 111 111 110 111 111 MB/s
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 110
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 108
Write 102
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 111
69% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 110 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 110
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 91 90 89 87 88 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 81.7
Mixed 48
SusWrite 86
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 78 66 85 83 82 MB/s
Read 81
Write 97
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 74.2
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical ST3250312CS 250GB Builds (Compare 6,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 24% - Poor Total price: $56

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