Average Bench: 54% (268th of 1015)

more Based on 15,676 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 46.0% 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 0.7MB/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 56.1%. 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 51.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 89MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.9 Read 99.1 135
28.9 Write 94.5 130
17.8 Mixed 51.2 66.5
36.4 SusWrite 89 133
61.1% 83.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.26 1.85
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
126% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 126 125 125 125 MB/s
Read 118
Write 106
Mixed 62
SusWrite 125
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 123 127 130 130 126 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 112
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 125
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 106 93 110 110 94 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 54.6
Mixed 48.4
SusWrite 105
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 85 100 92 94 MB/s
Read 99.4
Write 108
Mixed 48.1
SusWrite 85.5
62% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 72 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 101
Write 90.6
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 71.7
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.3 3.8 4.1 3.6 5 46 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 8.5
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 11
12% 16.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 16,985 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $128

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