Average Bench: 55.3% (251st of 1015)

more Based on 27,882 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 44.7% 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 0.61MB/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 52.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,882 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.1 Read 102 134
26.6 Write 94.9 129
21.7 Mixed 52.4 67.1
31 SusWrite 90.5 134
62.3% 85 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.21 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
126% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
143GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 122 123 123 122 MB/s
Read 136
Write 133
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 121
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 114 112 113 115 MB/s
Read 112
Write 90.7
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 113
68% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 92 91 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 98.9
Write 88.6
Mixed 54.9
SusWrite 95.5
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 70 90 99 100 111 MB/s
Read 103
Write 108
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 88.8
63% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 94 97 91 84 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 100
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 90.2
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 66 73 72 113 MB/s
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 67.3
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 95 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 43.7
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 94.1
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.63 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 36 68 41 33 33 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 0.2
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 40.7
30% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 16,941 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $198

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