Average Bench: 44.3% (422nd of 1015)

Based on 1,196 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250312CS, ST325031 ST3250312CS, ST325031 2CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250312CS 250GB averaged 55.7% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.44MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250312CS 250GB is 39.6%. 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 50.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.3 Read 80.2 107
23.4 Write 78.3 106
19.3 Mixed 50.1 93.5
19.4 SusWrite 67.8 107
50.8% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.45 0.6
0.44 4K Write 1.44 1.8
0.18 4K Mixed 0.55 0.9
107% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
219GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 101 104 102 103 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 45.1
SusWrite 103
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 87 86 86 85 MB/s
Read 84.2
Write 86
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 86.2
56% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 76 85 84 85 90 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 79.6
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 80.8
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 52 52 85 90 85 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97
Mixed 53
SusWrite 66.7
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 59 49 82 83 91 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 78.9
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 69.5
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 30 55 56 74 78 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 73.8
Mixed 46
SusWrite 56
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 24 39 60 41 20 MB/s
Read 47.9
Write 54.7
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 37.6
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 13 33 50 43 45 MB/s
Read 8.3
Write 50.8
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 33.5
20% 27.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
72% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical ST3250312CS 250GB Builds (Compare 5,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $40

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