Average Bench: 25.4% (881st of 1015)

Based on 1,622 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250827AS, ST925082 7AS, ST925082 ST9250827AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB averaged 74.6% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB is 25.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,622 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.9 Read 45.1 60.7
13.3 Write 44.9 60.9
11.7 Mixed 30.7 38.5
16.6 SusWrite 43.2 60.7
30.2% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.7 1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.53 0.6
90.1% 0.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 62 51 61 62 62 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 60.7
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 59.3
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 48 56 57 55 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 53.7
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 54.7
37% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 56 52 54 54 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 48.6
Mixed 39
SusWrite 54.3
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 3.CT
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 55 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 55
Write 57.5
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 55.8
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 48 47 53 54 54 MB/s
Read 53.9
Write 56
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 51.2
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 28 44 48 48 50 MB/s
Read 50.6
Write 52.8
Mixed 33.6
SusWrite 42.6
33% 44.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.6 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 33 28 32 37 35 MB/s
Read 28.8
Write 15.3
Mixed 20
SusWrite 32.1
18% 24 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
57% 0.4 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 17 21 22 27 28 MB/s
Read 7.7
Write 10.2
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 21.3
9% 11.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,644,510 HDDs tested.

Typical ST9250827AS 250GB Builds (Compare 77 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Asus F5SL

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $174

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