Average Bench: 53.4% (273rd of 1010)

more Based on 10,122 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 46.5% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB is 51.7%. 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 50.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 99 134
30.4 Write 93.3 128
22 Mixed 50.6 65.7
34.5 SusWrite 87.3 131
60.4% 82.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.58 4K Write 1.2 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
124% 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: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 122 125 123 125 MB/s
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 126 126 124 123 MB/s
Read 121
Write 121
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 125
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 123 125 125 126 126 MB/s
Read 117
Write 118
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 124
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 94 96 105 108 117 MB/s
Read 127
Write 118
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 98.3
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 111 89 106 103 102 MB/s
Read 111
Write 112
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 89.5
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
144% 0.83 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 98
Write 52
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 99.8
56% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 78 91 96 100 101 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 84
Mixed 58
SusWrite 89.4
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 77 70 69 60 56 MB/s
Read 21.2
Write 19.1
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 60
23% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 8,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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