Average Bench: 55% (253rd of 1015)

more Based on 14,514 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 45.0% 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 55.5%. 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 51.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,514 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.4 Read 101 135
24.5 Write 95.8 132
21.2 Mixed 51.5 66.4
36.7 SusWrite 91 133
62% 84.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.27 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
127% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 112 107 115 123 130 MB/s
Read 131
Write 125
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 113
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: KC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 114 114 113 113 114 MB/s
Read 118
Write 116
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 114
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 97 94 91 80 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 90.2
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 92.6
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: KC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 77 77 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 88
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 76.4
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 14 19 21 19 21 MB/s
Read 116
Write 90
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 18.9
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 50 72 97 99 100 MB/s
Read 40.8
Write 74
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 76.2
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 41 40 41 45 38 MB/s
Read 51
Write 82.2
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 39
35% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 14,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $222

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