Average Bench: 54.7% (253rd of 1015)

more Based on 20,315 user benchmarks.  Models: ST250DM000-1BD141, ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM000-1SB10, ST250DM000-1BC141, ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BC14, ST250DM0 ST250DM000-1BD14, ST250DM0 00-1BD141, ST250DM0 00-1BC141, ST250DM000-1SB10B

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB averaged 45.3% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 53.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 89MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.4 Read 102 134
37.5 Write 97.3 130
24 Mixed 52.5 66
35.3 SusWrite 89 132
62.4% 85.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.21 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
127% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 129 130 130 130 130 MB/s
Read 135
Write 130
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 130
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 130 129 131 130 MB/s
Read 124
Write 128
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 129
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 113 122 117 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 128
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 112
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 95 120 102 112 MB/s
Read 123
Write 112
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 104
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 92 114 115 123 124 MB/s
Read 110
Write 111
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 111
73% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 96 122 131 128 125 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 109
Mixed 52.6
SusWrite 119
68% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 34 30 48 64 68 MB/s
Read 125
Write 122
Mixed 64
SusWrite 45.9
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 59 51 69 72 68 MB/s
Read 98
Write 71
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 61.7
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $117

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