Average Bench: 53.4% (266th of 1015)

more Based on 33,172 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 0.69MB/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 56.6%. 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 86.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,172 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.8 Read 100 133
32.3 Write 94.5 128
18.7 Mixed 52.2 66.4
27.5 SusWrite 86.3 132
61% 83.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.18 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
124% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 107 115 112 116 114 MB/s
Read 116
Write 120
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 110
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 78 78 84 55 96 MB/s
Read 113
Write 89.6
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 77.5
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
114% 0.63 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 29 60 84 77 91 MB/s
Read 122
Write 124
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 68.3
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 62 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 111
Write 97.3
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 62.4
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 57 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 100
Write 97.5
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 67.1
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 18,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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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: $229

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