Average Bench: 52.2% (279th of 1015)

more Based on 35,046 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 47.7% 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 0.69MB/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 57.2%. 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 51.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.2 Read 94.7 129
23.2 Write 93 129
18.5 Mixed 51.9 66.7
29.7 SusWrite 87.3 132
59.9% 81.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.23 1.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.69 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%
132GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 130 127 129 132 132 MB/s
Read 132
Write 131
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 129
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 132 132 129 129 MB/s
Read 132
Write 132
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 129
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 128 137 111 139 138 MB/s
Read 126
Write 65.3
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 131
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 77 79 90 92 MB/s
Read 108
Write 116
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 76.7
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 29 46 61 93 89 MB/s
Read 113
Write 97.8
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 63.2
62% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 66 58 68 66 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 71.4
Mixed 38
SusWrite 64
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 22,762 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $136

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