Average Bench: 25.3% (872nd of 1015)

Based on 1,923 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250827AS, ST925082 7AS, ST925082 ST9250827AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB averaged 74.7% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/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 30.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.4 Read 45.3 60.6
14.5 Write 45.1 61.3
11.4 Mixed 30.8 39
16 SusWrite 42.7 60.3
30.2% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.71 1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.53 0.6
90% 0.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
16GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 59 47 56 59 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 54
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 53.8
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 3.ADB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 57
Write 57
Mixed 38
SusWrite 53.1
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 3.ADB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 58
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 53.1
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 3.ADB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 59
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 53.1
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 41 41 35 33 33 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 38.5
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 37.5
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 34 34 34 34 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 35.3
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 34.2
24% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 18 9.9 9.4 11 11 MB/s
Read 50.5
Write 51.2
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 12.6
28% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
97% 0.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,315,673 HDDs tested.

Typical ST9250827AS 250GB Builds (Compare 92 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Asus F5SL

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $174

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