Average Bench: 54.3% (259th of 1015)

more Based on 25,823 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 45.7% 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 0.71MB/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 55.4%. 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 52.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 89.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,823 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.9 Read 100 134
31.3 Write 95.4 130
19.3 Mixed 52.2 66.3
32.5 SusWrite 89.2 133
61.7% 84.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.18 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
125% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: KC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 138 139 138 139 MB/s
Read 137
Write 137
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 138
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.9 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 86 90 88 87 90 MB/s
Read 105
Write 108
Mixed 63
SusWrite 86.3
67% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
144% 0.83 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 33 87 91 88 84 MB/s
Read 115
Write 102
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 74.7
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 65 96 86 73 97 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 41
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 75.8
40% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 16 19 33 33 35 MB/s
Read 15.3
Write 21
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 28.4
16% 21.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 9,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $113

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