Average Bench: 54.3% (255th of 1015)

more Based on 32,491 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 45.6% 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 0.6MB/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 53.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.16MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.4 Read 97.3 129
27 Write 94.6 129
20.1 Mixed 53.2 66.2
33.4 SusWrite 92 133
61.8% 84.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.16 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
126% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 113 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 115
Write 100
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 112
69% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 90 90 89 91 MB/s
Read 114
Write 110
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 91.2
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 87 86 87 81 MB/s
Read 117
Write 119
Mixed 52
SusWrite 85.6
68% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 110
Write 97.2
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 83.6
63% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 80 82 82 78 78 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 109
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 79.4
58% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 52 39 48 58 49 MB/s
Read 85.4
Write 110
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 47.9
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
108% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.14 250GB Builds (Compare 11,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $87

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