Average Bench: 25.5% (857th of 1014)

Based on 2,435 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250827AS, ST925082 7AS, ST925082 ST9250827AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB averaged 74.5% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB is 24.5%. 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 30.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,435 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.4 Read 46.1 61
13 Write 45.3 60.9
13.9 Mixed 30.9 39
15.8 SusWrite 42.6 61
30.3% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.5
0.38 4K Write 0.71 1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.53 0.62
89.8% 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.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 63 62 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 58.9
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 62.1
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 56 55 57 56 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 60.3
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 55.9
38% 51.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
93% 0.5 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 47 48 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 49
Write 49.2
Mixed 32
SusWrite 48.4
33% 44.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 45 38 34 35 MB/s
Read 51.8
Write 54
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 39.9
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 39 44 37 41 35 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 57.6
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 38.2
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 40 41 39 40 MB/s
Read 43.7
Write 42.1
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 39.6
28% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 36 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 42
Write 43.2
Mixed 31
SusWrite 37
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 17 16 17 21 18 MB/s
Read 11.2
Write 13.1
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 17.5
11% 14.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

Typical ST9250827AS 250GB Builds (Compare 30 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Asus F5SL

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $39

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